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May 2013 - Dr. Keith Restine, Associate Director of TLT

Online Pedagogy

Instructor Presence

  • Cognitive Presence
  • Teaching Presence
  • Social Presence

Relationship Between Instructor Presence and Reported Student Satisfaction

  • Strong positive relationship
    • Instructor presence = strong indicator of perceived learning

Communication is a Strong Component

  • Text is primary medium
  • Formal vs. Informal
  • Introduce the unfamiliar through the familiar
  • Use structure
    • Clear summaries
    • Explicit connections
  • Use variety

Connecting and Directing Language

  • How related...
  • Where to go and what to do...

3 Types of Interactions

  • Student-to-student
  • Student-to-instructor
  • Student-to-content

Knowledges for Effective Instruction

  • Content Knowledge
  • Curricular Knowledge
  • Pedagogical Knowledge
  • Pedagogical Content Knowledge

The Interactive Lecture

Early work

  • 1980 (Rowe) 3 pauses per lecture
  • 1987 (Ruhl, Hughes, and Schloss) pause for 2 minutes every 15-20 minutes to use pairs to rework notes.
    • Used a quasi-experimental design findings indicate 17 percentage point difference in scores attributable to pauses built into course lecture

Structure

  • Mini-lectures to present material
    • 15 minutes of material
      • Condense content
      • Pick most important topics
  • Follow with time for processing
    • Use Classroom Assessment Techniques (CATs)
      • 1-5 minutes
  • End-of-class
    • 2-5 minute student summary
    • Recap activity (CAT)
    • Brief quiz

Benefits

  • 20% gain in retention of material after 8 weeks
    • Perspective
      • 38% gone within minutes
      • 55% gone in 3-4 days
      • 76% gone in 8 weeks (Dempster, 1997; Roedifer & Karpicke, 2006)

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