Teaching through Discussions with Jessica Harris, part 1

Submitted by eduplessis on Tue, 03/13/2018 - 3:52pm

In part 1 of our 3-part video series “Teaching through Discussion Forums,” SRJC faculty Jessica Harris shares her icebreaker activity in Canvas and explains how it builds community and sets the tone and expectations for her online class, “Introduction to Information Literacy.”

  • First, she reflects on the pedagogical differences between facilitating online and classroom discussions.
  • Then, she walks us through her icebreaker instructions in Canvas.
  • She also shows how she plays the roles of facilitator and “coach” to provide direction and to acknowledge and make connections among student contributions.

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