Clear agreement! L&T Contract
- §1 I log in to the iLearn every 24-48 hours
- §2 on Sunday afternoon you have got feedback
- §3 Q&A forum used for questions, no email
- §4 Netiquette to be followed at all times
- §5 time on task
- etc. What would you put into this agreement?
over to Sonia!
Task 1: Breakout rooms to discuss your possible paragraphs of an agreement, and note on white board, please save white board and share later.
DO's and DO'NTs
To promote intrinsic motivation to encourage students to persist or persevere, an experience should provide as many of the following as possible:
- Rules – clear and effective
- Establishing ground rules, e.g Netiquette
- Set clear standards for responding to messages/postings
- Communicating openly and frequently
- Clear and consistent communication, eg communicate your webinar agenda and timeframes at least 48 hours
- Clear goals with inherent, clear reward structures
- Set up regular points of interaction such as contributions to discussions
- Use ice-breaker activities to get to know each other
- Provide examples from your own research and professional experience
- An appropriate level of challenge – if possible tailored to students at different levels
- Develop a shared sense of vision and purpose
- Allocating roles, task and responsibilities
- Conflict, competition, cooperation – small teams provide support within the team and competition between teams (the dependent hero contingency)
- A sense of progress (levelling up) as the students progress through materials/activities
- Narrative/curve of interest – hard to do but can provide great engagement – sometimes presented as big picture learning
- Aesthetics – evidence shows that if it looks good, engagement is better/longer
- Fear of failure reduced – means of giving students repeat attempts, practice tests etc.
- Student control over actions – perhaps choice between deliverables or types of deliverables (a video presentation rather than a paper etc.)
- Offering support, eg. "ILearn insight"
- Meeting deadlines
- effortless involvement (pick up and play)
- Reviewing performance and reflecting on contribution (feedback)
- Immediate and continual feedback
- Poll students to check understanding of concepts
- Provide online office hours
- Gush with little content
- Disappear without explanation
- Do not summarise mid discussion, weave or add learning points
- Ignore some participants and focus on others
- Response only at a surface level (oh yes, good)
- Respond only a deep level (show off your greater knowledge)
Where do you belong?
- being safe
- being safe to be you
- sense of community
- going "home", feeling at home
- network of relationships you can fall back on
- knowledge, strength and acceptability of this network
Question: how do we create this feeling for our students, and for ourselves?
- through personal and authentic storytelling
- through shared experiences, common powerful experience
- through shared hobbies, things we like
Created with images by Renee Fisher - "untitled image" • Richard Hoskins - "A heron catching air at the Ninepipe Wildlife Refuge in western Montana near the Mission Mountains. " • James Baldwin - "People sat on a wall - Shoes and Converse" • Allie Smith - "You belong here. " • Neel - "untitled image"