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Spring Conference - Learning & Leading by Design

 Sunday April 7 - Tuesday April 9

 Monona Terrace Convention Center, Madison WI

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Monday, April 8 • 2:45pm - 3:45pm
The Instructor Factor in Building Virtual Learning Communities: A Personalized Pedagogy

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This program will debunk the myth that online classes are distant, instructors are detached, and participants are uninvolved. The focus is on personalizing pedagogy, specifically the Community of Inquiry (COI) and Online Learning Environment (OLE) models. Strategies for building a virtual learning community and setting up students for success will be discussed. Areas to be covered include: (1) the instructor's role in creating a virtual learning environment that promotes, activates and sustains student engagement, (2) developing swift trust and making one's social presence known, (3) differentiating between face-to-face and online immediacy behaviors, and (4) exploring Web 2.0 tools such as AnyMeeting, Google Voice and Voicethread to conduct asynchronous conversation (if computers and internet access are available). Tips for instructor success in an online environment will be shared.

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Aida Michlowski, PhD, JD

Professor, Marian University
I have a Ph.D. from UW and a JD from Marquette. I taught K-6 for over 10 years before switching to higher ed. I teach hybrid and online classes at Marian University School of Education Department of Educational Technology. | | I believe that technology, if used appropriately is a teaching and learning tool. Otherwise, it could become a tool for terror as in cyberbullying. In a nutshell- I try to live well, I love my family, friends and... Read More →

Monday April 8, 2013 2:45pm - 3:45pm
PC Lab Q & R

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