Many of us ask our students to participate in online discussion forums and we tell them the discussions will benefit them. We mention how important the discussions are for building community, increasing understanding, changing attitudes, and more. Then, we assess the students' posts for those things. However, I always thought that a peer rubric for discussions could really do a better job of helping the students understand how their posts impact the others in the learning environment. So, I put together this rubric.
Our first twitter chat was pretty successful and we had a lot of fun! So, we're going to try again, If you haven't participated in a Twitter Chat before, you may find 10 Tips for Participating in Dizzying Twitter Chats helpful.
We've never done a live Twitter chat before, but we are looking forward to it! We especially are looking forward to making connections with folks in preparation for the Emerging Technologies Conference (which, incidentally, will be using the same hashtag).
If we get good response, we'll definitely think about doing more of these live chats in the future.
My favorite conference, Emerging Technologies for Online Learning is just around the corner! As usual, the pre-conference workshops and the presentations look stellar and the San Jose venue is great. But, the fabulous people who attend this conference are what I love best about it. Having that opportunity to network with people and learn more about their work in teaching and learning with emerging technologies is amazing.