Tag Archives: synchronous

The Kinetic Flow for Synchronous Sessions

One of the best features of Adobe Connect is also the most neglected features: the layouts feature. Layouts keeps content ready: plan a lesson and no one showed? Save it in a layout, so you can come back to it. … Continue reading

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Growing Community and Collaboration in Synchronous Sessions

Fostering community and collaboration online is easier said than done. Many online courses are designed for competency learning. Students progress through material and complete assignments and assessments to on a course to mastery learning. Although this model can benefit from … Continue reading

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Avoiding Cognitive Overload in Synchronous Sessions

There are two types of brain freezes. The first type follows an overly ambitious slurp of a frozen treat. The second type stems from an over-abundance of media and information. Some call this information overload. Researchers in instructional design and … Continue reading

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Teacher Presence in Synchronous Sessions

For students enrolled in an online course, it is easy to forget there is a live human being on the other end of the Internet. The synchronous session gives students a chance to interact with the teacher live, which can … Continue reading

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Debate Debrief and Results

Tuesday night was my Virtual Impersonation Debate for GSU. I played the role of John B. King, and I had four fantastic classmates doing “Real Time Research” and feeding me information, questions, and answers. Minutes before the debate, I rehearsed … Continue reading

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Catfish Debate

A few weeks ago, my GSU eLearning environment professor assigned a “Virtual Impersonation Debate.” Today, Tuesday, March 8 is the day of the debate, and I’m pretty excited and a little nervous. My team has been researching furiously, and I’m … Continue reading

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Talking Synchronous Sessions @GAvirtual

  Before the Thanksgiving Break, I wrote I would recap the last few weeks in three sections: discussion boards, synchronous sessions, and collaboration. The previous post, Talking Discussions acknowledged how students post and reply according to scripts and how teachers … Continue reading

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This Week @GAvirtual

Saturday, October 24, I visited Woodward Academy in College Park for the Microsoft Edu Teacher Academy conducted by Educational Collaborators. A big thanks goes out to Connie White, the director of Learning Design & Innovation at Woodward, for putting the event … Continue reading

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Last week teaching @GaVirtual (Happy Birthday!)

Last Saturday was Georgia Virtual’s 10th anniversary. It was great to see everyone in person. We learned about new tools and developments, and we celebrated 10 years of growth and great teaching. And we celebrated with amazing birthday cake. A … Continue reading

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This Week (it’s poetry!) @GAvirtual

Last Thursday was another assignment due date, and as expected, missing work came flooding in. Unfortunately, despite my conversations with parents and students, there were still a few zeroes. The best I can do is keep parents informed and focus on … Continue reading

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