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In the report, Prof. Morten Paulsen talk about issues of Pedagogical Techniques for Computer-Mediated Communication. De acordo com Prof. Morten Paulsen, a pedagogical technique is a manner of accomplishing teaching objectives and a Computer-Mediated Communication is a transmission and reception of messages using computers as input, storage, output, and routing devices. This communication includes information retrieval, electronic mail, bulletin boards, and computer conferencing. Prof .Morten Paulsen presents various pedagogical techniques, that are classified as one-alone techniques, one-to-one techniques, one-to-many techniques, and many-to-many techniques.
In the first article, the authors try to answer a series of important questions like “What will be the new role for instructors in online education? How will students' learning outcomes be assured and improved in online learning environment? How will effective communication and interaction be established with students in the absence of face-to-face instruction? How will instructors motivate students to learn in the online learning environment?”. Initially they presents the Background of the Problem and then discuss various ways to Ensuring Effective Online Instruction, such as New Roles of Instructor, New Roles of Online Learners, New Technologies, New Interaction and Communication with Online Learners, New Way of Learning and Testing, Facing the Challenge.
The second article examines the theoretical background for the integration and modelling of online teaching within a staff development program. To the authors the integration of technology like a teaching technique depends of the experience the teachers. "Teachers who have positive experiences with technology and have adequate support are more likely to integrate technology into their own teaching (Freeman, 1997)." They presents a serial the methods for teaching online and methods to structure online activities. In the first methods include the Asynchronous Computer Mediated Communication (eg. email, discussion groups), Synchronous Computer Mediated Communication (eg.chats, desktop videoconferencing, groupware), Online Assessmen, for example, and in the seconds methods include Requiring a deliverable (eg. plans, designs, papers, portfolios etc), Limiting the scope of activities in terms of size and/or time, Debates and role plays, Brainstorming, for example.
The Presentation contains the top 100 tools for learning created for many professionals from worldwide. Many of this tools can be used on teaching online techniques like you can see.