Designing Experiences, Not Products, Engaging your students, not just having them complete the course
Trust, Building trust through the design of the course, the content, then the instructor.
Learners as Designers, Students are designing their own content.
Learners as Experts, Especially in higher / adult education, students come with a wealth of experience, and instructors need to tap into that
Collaboration / Discourse, Working together without boundaries.
Aesthetics, We want to see usability and beauty in our courses.
Self-narrative, When students sign off of the course, we want them to reference the material again.
TPACK, What we teach teachers - Pedagogical, Content, and Technology Knowledge - bringing these all together
Innovative Pedagogy, Being brave and doing new things
Design as a Learner, Teach how you would want to be taught!
Access and Motivation, Getting connected to the course and accessing the materials
Online Socialization, Developing a sense of belonging and identity, Learning to use the system to communicate
Information Exchange, Exchanging ideas with others, Retrieving information
Knowledge Construction, Assert individual views and make new learning, Collaboration with Group Members
Development, Accept responsibility for Learning, Challenge the System
Provide frequent Feedback
Provide metacomments or weaving statements that summarize the discussion.
Use asyncronous tools such as issue-based forums or debatesand coment labeling for deeper discussion
Recruit other students for facilitator and mentoring roles each week.
Pair advanced students with less advanced ones.
Encourage clear communication and create shared understandings
Expect a decrease in teacher control
Monitor and support continued interaction and participation.
Provide initial feedback on appropriate communiaction.
Incorporating a rubric to promote discussion standards.
Design your course with community in mind.