• For the online course I will teach in the near future, I’d like to add an online discussion assignment about a crisis case analysis. I’ll also let them discuss strengths and weaknesses of the case, and will ask […]

  • epark2 wrote a new post, New one, on the site Grace's blog 6 years, 10 months ago

    For the online course I will teach in the near future, I’d like to add an online discussion assignment about a crisis case analysis. I’ll also let them discuss strengths and weaknesses of the case, and will ask […]

  • Usually, students in my previous classes were asked to complete diverse assignments such as case studies, team works for suggesting alternative PR plan for a case, and a research portfolio for a client. Hence, […]

  • epark2 wrote a new post, Assessments, on the site Grace's blog 6 years, 10 months ago

    Usually, students in my previous classes were asked to complete diverse assignments such as case studies, team works for suggesting alternative PR plan for a case, and a research portfolio for a client. Hence, […]

    • I think rubrics serve a purpose in assessments, if we use them judiciously to guide student understanding of performance. Frequently, my students will ask, “Is this correct? Am I good enough? …” These all have their roots in teaching that has focused on the punitive use of grades but it will be a long story that I don’t intend to discuss here. Well-constructed rubrics use descriptives to indicate to students levels of performance of understanding. If you are interested, I’m happy to talk about my approach another time, or any of my colleagues will, in my absence.

      For peer assessment of learning to work, students have to be taught or know how to assess each other’s work efforts. That is, they must have prior knowledge that melds with current new knowledge of how to do so. Otherwise, there will be little depth to assessment. I am working on this right now for my course. To ask students to do peer assessment in a compressed course like mine, if they have no or limited prior knowledge means I provide more structure and coaching.

      Assessment, peer or teacher, is a very intriguing topic I love to constantly explore more of.

  • epark2 posted a new activity comment 6 years, 10 months ago

    Hi Yin, Thank you so much for the information. ‘Connect’, ‘Extend’, and ‘Challenge’ are good examples of class discussion I think. Will try to use the examples for a class discussion. Thanks!

  • epark2 posted a new activity comment 6 years, 10 months ago

    Thank you so much for the tip! Will take a look at the tool to make an engaging class.

  • epark2 posted a new activity comment 6 years, 10 months ago

    Thank you for the comments! As you mentioned, the case showed the power of social media under a crisis situation. I hope students will enjoy the case study as well!

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    Crisis communication class is for PR major students to discuss basic definition of crisis, types of it, its impact on organizations, and proper communication strategies to minimize possible […]

  • [Class/ students]
    Crisis communication class is for PR major students to discuss basic definition of crisis, types of it, its impact on organizations, and proper communication strategies to minimize possible […]

  • epark2 posted a new activity comment 6 years, 10 months ago

    Hi Yin, Thank you so much for your comments! I will definitely look at the source you provided. Because of my concern about interactive online learning environment, I had questions about it. Hope I can get more idea from OLE activities.

  • The infographic making tool was really easy to use! Thanks, OLE!

  • epark2 wrote a new post, Infographic!!, on the site Grace's blog 6 years, 11 months ago

    The infographic making tool was really easy to use! Thanks, OLE!

  • For searching_Part2, I tried to search more information about crisis communication teaching materials, and interactive online teaching tips and tools to prepare my online course. In terms fo crisis communication […]

  • For searching_Part2, I tried to search more information about crisis communication teaching materials, and interactive online teaching tips and tools to prepare my online course. In terms fo crisis communication […]

    • Interesting. What does “online teaching” look like? To me, it encompasses everything — from analyzing learning needs, to crafting assessments, activities, interaction. What I’m hearing is that you are interested in how to engage with your students. In the next module, you will be introduced to some of these strategies on how to engage with your students, not that what you are doing now is not related to learning engagement. Blogging and commenting is one way of interacting with your students.

      I would also refer you to http://www.hybridpedagogy.com/ – Hybrid Pedagogy journal for reflections and readings on digital pedagogy and how it intersects with critical pedagogy.

    • Hi Yin, Thank you so much for your comments! I will definitely look at the source you provided. Because of my concern about interactive online learning environment, I had questions about it. Hope I can get more idea from OLE activities.

  • epark2 posted a new activity comment 6 years, 11 months ago

    Good question, Yin. For me, the course and learning goals were useful to make the students understand main points of the courses but I haven’t tried to review the goals at the midway point or at the end. Will try to do so for the online course so the students can know which part they covered. Thank you!

  • epark2 posted a new activity comment 6 years, 11 months ago

    The mindmap is a great idea to show main focus of the course! Thank you for the tip!

  • epark2 posted a new activity comment 6 years, 11 months ago

    Thank you so much! The feedback part is really helpful. 🙂

  • As my course is about crisis communication and crisis management I tried to search some relevant online items that are educational but eye catching. First step was using Topsy, which was a really new tool for me. […]

  • As my course is about crisis communication and crisis management I tried to search some relevant online items that are educational but eye catching. First step was using Topsy, which was a really new tool for me. […]

    • I took a shot and limited it by gov addresses. See what you think of this.

    • Searching for content is mostly about using the appropriate keywords and following the major scholars in your field. In your case, if you are searching for resources to match a specific assignment, that narrows the search even further.

      I’m designing and developing my own online course from the ground up. Looking for open-source appropriate resources is no picnic. My strategy is to rely on 1) major scholars and organizations in the field I’m focused on, 2) following them on Twitter, 3) keeping a close watch on my Twitter list of scholars and readings in the field, the latest events and projects they are involved in, and 4) then narrowing my search for resources related to all these strategies.

      Hope this helps!

  • Pros
    During the last three weeks, I found that this program help people find many online sources including blogs and tweets. Even though I didn’t use any of them before, I feel comfortable when I use the tools. […]

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