Presentation Title

Wake Up and Energize your Discussion Forums

Location

BUL150

Start Date

8-18-2017 10:00 AM

End Date

8-18-2017 11:00 AM

Description

Learn new techniques and tools to use for enhancing and energizing your course’s asynchronous discussions. We will cover VoiceThread, an audio/video asynchronous discussion forum, as well as discussion prompt strategies for promoting critical thinking.

Biography

Janine Lim, PhD, currently serves as associate dean for online higher education in the Andrews University School of Distance Education & International Partnerships. She and her team support over 200 online courses, provide training for faculty teaching online, and work with the campus infrastructure support of online learning. Her department also provides educational technology and Moodle support for faculty and students. In addition, Janine is responsible for the faculty and courses of the Consortium of Adventist Colleges and Universities. Janine has served on the board of the United States Distance Learning Association since April 2015. Prior to her work at Andrews University, Janine coordinated distance education for 22 K12 school districts in southwest Michigan for 14 years. In that position, as one of the co-founders of TWICE, Michigan’s K12 Videoconferencing Organization, Janine has spearheaded popular international K12 videoconference projects such as Read Around the Planet and MysteryQuest. While still serving on the board of TWICE, she was instrumental in designing and implementing the CAPspace website for collaborative videoconference projects. Janine has taught 15 unique graduate educational technology classes online numerous times over the past 15 years, with some classes attracting participants from all over the world. Her current research interests include teacher behavior in successful online courses, intersubjectivity in quality online discussions, and student activity patterns in self-paced courses.

Denise Shaver provides leadership and support for instructional design of online or blended courses. She provides online teaching training and support for faculty; creates support documents and resources; reviews the implementation of technology in online courses; researches and implements emerging and research supported online pedagogies; and supervises Instructional Facilitators in supporting online course design.Prior to her current position(s)in the School of Distance Education & International Partnerships she was the assessment coordinator for the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary, a position that she held from 2012–2014. In 2014 she completed her PhD in Curriculum & Instruction from the Andrews University School of Education. She also holds Educational Specialist and Master of Arts in Teaching degrees from the same institution. Her teaching career in post-secondary institutions began in 1997.

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Aug 18th, 10:00 AM Aug 18th, 11:00 AM

Wake Up and Energize your Discussion Forums

BUL150

Learn new techniques and tools to use for enhancing and energizing your course’s asynchronous discussions. We will cover VoiceThread, an audio/video asynchronous discussion forum, as well as discussion prompt strategies for promoting critical thinking.