Dawn Davies

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Successful Online Learning Techniques | Origin: EL108 | New comment by Dawn Davies

While education is a two way street, it is essential to be clear and provide appropriate guidance.  Help as much as possible with time management, giving concrete guidelines as to how to manage...

Technical Skills | Origin: EL108 | New comment by Dawn Davies

Social media is different than social networking, which can be useful in online learning.  Just because a student says they have the technical skills online to work in your course does not...

Non-Technical Skills | Origin: EL108 | New comment by Dawn Davies

Communication must be CPA Clear Professional and Appropriate.  Model this and expect your students will spend more time reading and writing in an onilne class than they would in a F2F...

Online Persona | Origin: EL108 | New comment by Dawn Davies

Teachers need to personally assess their skills and develop compensatory strategies.  One hour online of instruction typically takes 10-20 hours of preparation offline.  Expect students to...

Measuring Good Communication | Origin: EL105 | New comment by Dawn Davies

Rubrics are concise easy to understand ways of communicating expectations of student communication.  Don't make them too heavy or they could stifle communication.   They work with...

Helping Students Communicate Effectively Online | Origin: EL105 | New comment by Dawn Davies

Most students in online classes already need to be good communicators and good with time management and have strong executive functioning skills.  Online courses may be more convenient, but they...

Civility and Managing Overall Communication | Origin: EL105 | New comment by Dawn Davies

Having a pattern of communication makes the communication transparent to the students.   Explicitly state what you expect the communication to look like, up front, and what value...

Technology Tools for Effective Communication | Origin: EL105 | New comment by Dawn Davies

I have never used social media, because I have children who would not be able to use it effectively.   However, it can be useful as it has already the structures in place for an online...

WLMS for Course Revisions | Origin: EL112 | New comment by Dawn Davies

Remember to holld onto the course history, but I disagree with the course conclusion that the appropriate storage site is the LMS.  What if the LMS is no longer available?   Lot of us...

WLMS for Communicating and Collaborating | Origin: EL112 | New comment by Dawn Davies

How you handle student communications is vital to the success of the course.  Let students have their conversations, but ensure you re only askingthe open ended questions, not monitoring every...