Jennifer Maddrell leads a discussion of another key aspect of online teaching and learning–developing cognitive presence in online courses. In addition to discussing the definition of cognitive presence, we consider how it can be facilitated, and the challenges that students face when the instructors emphasize collaboration without adequate supports.
Apr 16, 2010 10:03:20 AM – IDL 14 – COMMUNITY OF INQUIRY II: COGNITIVE PRESENCE
00:59 – Cammy
I am an ID on the corporate side of things.
01:11 – Cammy
I may just stay quiet then… (Cammy is our third co-presenter, but had audio difficulties)
01:53 – Joni
Sorry, too many windows open so couldn’t click on the mic fast enough. I’m an associate professor at the University of Colorado Denver.
04:51 – Joni
What is interesting about these phases is that there are some similiarities with David Kolb’s model of experiential learning. It is reassuring to see similiar ideas crop up from different perspectives.
05:44 – Joni
Also, could map to Blooms…which might be comforting to folks.
06:29 – Robert
07:33 – Robert
It emphasizes a problem-based (inquiry) model as well.
08:22 – Robert
09:48 – Jennifer
Here is the link to the presentation to download … for citations etc … http://docs.google.com/leaf?id=0Bw2t7CwiXdhcZTNmNTM0NzQtNzUyYS00NjVlLTgyNWYtZDMyZGE3ZmRjNWRh&hl=en
10:48 – Joni
We want to attend to the direct interaction with the content to…which is in preparation often for social interaction on the content.
11:21 – Joni
Seems like it depends on how we define "social"…
12:42 – Joni
And we have to test our understanding in context…and the context typically involves a social component.
12:44 – Cammy
Does the learner’s level of expertise in the subject matter make a diff?
13:01 – Cammy
Novice requires more social? Experts less?
14:14 – Jennifer
@cammy … expertise always seems to creep into this discussion (i.e. does the novice leading the novice add value to the experience?)
22:12 – DBlack
22:21 – Jenna Ream
I find it important to tier conversations- provide first a place for people to safely explore ideas, push their thinking and check in on their conceptual understandings, then a chance to have a new conversation that critically examines the ideas and concepts and helps them further develop the ideas so they can then create.
22:30 – DBlack
@ Jennifer… well-said
23:46 – Jenna Ream
such an important point Joni, students need to learn how to collaborate online
27:19 – Robert
open mic 🙂
27:48 – Linda U
student perspective: fearing upcoming collaborative project…so far, don’t see assistance in how we should work together
28:00 – Linda U
think Joni’s point for need is very important
29:34 – Jennifer
My favorite strategy (not) is pose a question in discussion forum, demand at least one response per person, and demade at least two replies to another’s response … see it all the time, but rarely effective
29:51 – Linda U
I’m anticipating huge amount of work, similar to remote work with project teams, however no "manager" involved
30:48 – Joni
This is something I put together for our handbook last year — don’t know if it help — http://www.cudenver.edu/Academics/CUOnline/FacultyResources/Handbook/Documents/2009/EffectiveCollaborativeWork.pdf
30:59 – Jennifer
31:06 – Jennifer
what a tag team 🙂
31:30 – Linda U
I’d love to hear that!
31:44 – Linda U
thanks for link
31:55 – Linda U
Are the slides available, especially for those links?
31:58 – Joni
32:06 – Joni
Have a great weekend!
32:07 – DBlack
Fabulous once again. Thanks.
32:08 – Jennifer
Yes .. here is a download link for the presentation http://docs.google.com/leaf?id=0Bw2t7CwiXdhcZTNmNTM0NzQtNzUyYS00NjVlLTgyNWYtZDMyZGE3ZmRjNWRh&hl=en
32:09 – Cammy
32:20 – dmdanker
32:20 – Jennifer
Thank you, all! See you next week!
32:51 – Linda U