|Topic 9: Providing Feedback to Distance Learning Students|
|Faculty Team Members:||Consultants:|
|Gary Thomas - AACC||David McDowell - AACC|
|Deborah Rayner - Harford CC||William McKelvie - Bowie State University|
|Dody Welsh-Parris - Chesapeake|
|Dan Albert - University of Baltimore|
Participants should have some experience with face-to-face teaching as well as a basic understanding of distance education. In addition, participants should have at least a basic understanding of the software programs and platforms used in online teaching.
This is an intermediate level training session.
Critical issues: The ability to understand and evaluate the usefulness and effectiveness of different kinds of feedback and approaches to it.
of Topic Information
The following information must be included in the training in order to adequately understand this topic:
Estimate of time needed to adequately address topic: 1.5 hours
Strategies for Online Learning, Dr. Nada Dabbagh - George Mason University
~ Moore, M. & Kearsley, G. (1996) Distance Education: A Systems Approach. Belmont: Wadsworth Publishing.
~ Berge, Y. & Collins, M. (1995) Computer Mediated Communication and the On-line Classroom. Cresskill, NJ Hampton Press vol. 1 3
One of the advantages of grading papers from an online ocurse is that instructors can save valable time using features of Microsoft word and other familiar software packeages to speed up grading. For instance, selecting "track changes" from the tools menu allows instructor comments to be made in a different color, even if the changes are only the result of running a spell check prombram. The use of another tool, auto-text, allows instructors to develop a list of codes for frequenty typed messages, so that instead of typing out for the fiftieth time "This is a run on sentence" she can type in R-O and her message will appear as if by magic! A third useful tool is "insert" which allows an instructor to insert footnotes that comment on the student work without a massive interpuption of the students writing on the essay.
Who knows what best for a persons body but the person feeling a certian way.....i believe the author is the one afflicted with a nervous breakdown, and obviously i defintely can relate...She is reliable to tell of what ailes her but to diagnose who really knows best.. Does the doctor? The family? hmmm tough call. It seems to me that the power of the mind can be a healer as i myself am getting better without as much depression, but what really lifts people out of mental problems? Yellow wallpaper is a very interesting story that tells of an ailment very few people understood back then...nervous breakdowns/anxiety/fear/depression all tie in to each other as its an emotional thing, but i see it as a challenge to overcome and be better then u were before....u cant sugarcoat a problem and lying in bed all day or what they call the rest cure may not have been the answer....good story though i liked it
The dates on the syllabus indicate due dates by which you should have completed your readings and be prepared to begin discussion. From your question I have to wonder whether you have read the syllabus or course information at all. Please be sure to keep a copy of the syllabus handy so that you will be able to answer such questions for yourself in the future.
Assessment would best be carried out by presenting examples of exercises and discussion questions for participants to complete on their own, followed, perhaps, by posting to a class web site or presentation for class discussion.