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					“Using Online Discussion
Boards to Support Better
Teaching in the Economics
and Finance Classroom”
  Steve and Mary Lowe
  Erskine Theological Seminary
Providing Academic and Relational Support (PARS)

      Low Academic       High Academic
         Direction          Direction
             3                  2
      High Relational    High Relational
         Support            Support
      Low Academic       High Academic
        Direction          Direction
            4                  1
      Low Relational     Low Relational
         Support            Support
Low Academic High Academic
   Direction       Direction
       3               2
High Relational High Relational
   Support         Support
Low Academic             High Academic
  Direction                Direction
      4                        1
Low Relational           Low Relational
   Support                  Support
    4            3           2           1
Ability &    Ability &   Ability &   Ability &
  self-        self-       self-       self-
direction    direction   direction   direction
  high      moderately   moderate       low
               high
   Low Academic              High Academic
      Direction                 Direction
          3                         2
   High Relational           High Relational
      Support                   Support

    Low Academic              High Academic
      Direction                 Direction
          4                         1
    Low Relational            Low Relational
      Support                    Support

      4            3            2             1
  Ability &    Ability &    Ability &     Ability &
    self-        self-        self-         self-
  direction    direction    direction     direction
    high      moderately    moderate         low
                 high

    4              3             2              1
 Teacher        Teacher       Teacher        Teacher
Monitoring    Encouraging    Explaining      Telling
Low Academic              High Academic
   Direction                 Direction
       3                         2                 The PARS Model reminds
High Relational           High Relational
   Support                   Support               us that we need to adjust
Low Academic              High Academic            instructional and
   Direction                 Direction
       4                         1                 relational support
Low Relational            Low Relational           including the types of
    Support                  Support
    4            3
             Ability &
                             2             1       questions we ask to
Ability &                Ability &     Ability &
   self-
               self-
             direction      self-        self-     generate online
direction                direction     direction
                                                   discussions that prompt
            moderately
  high        high       moderate         low

    4           3              2            1
                                                   reciprocal interaction
 Teacher
Monitorin
             Teacher
            Encouragi
                            Teacher
                           Explainin
                                         Teacher
                                         Telling
                                                   among learners.
    g          ng              g
            3                            2                Questions at the
        Diagnostic                 Clarification          beginning are
        Questions                   Questions
                                                          information oriented
                                                          seeking clarification
           4                            1
       Open-Ended                  Information            on what the student
        Questions                   Questions             understands and
         4              3
                    Ability &
                                    2           1         thinks. As students
     Ability &        self-
                                Ability &   Ability &
        self-       direction      self-      self-       grow in their
     direction     moderately   direction   direction
       high          high       moderate       low        understanding of
    4                 3               2            1      course concepts,
 Teacher           Teacher         Teacher      Teacher
Monitoring       Encouraging      Explaining    Telling   questions move to a
                                                          higher level that
                                                          requires students to
                                                          diagnose and
                                                          evaluate.
Ecology of Human Development
Human Development Requires
  Reciprocal Interaction in
      Social Ecologies
           Hypothesis 1

The person’s perceptions of and
interactions with others, in both
the immediate and more remote
environment, are especially
salient both as influences on and
manifestations of development
(p. 55).
Reciprocal Interaction
 in Social Ecologies
 Leads to Reciprocal
    Development
         Proposition C

“If one member of a dyad
undergoes developmental
change, the other is also likely
to do so” (p. 65).
“Reciprocity . . . motivates participants not only to
persevere but to engage in progressively more
complex patterns of interaction, as in a ping-pong
game in which the exchanges tend to become more
rapid and intricate as the game proceeds” (p. 57)
The ecology of
human development
model reminds us that
online discussions
must intentionally
foster reciprocal
interaction among
learners.
The ecology of human
development model
reminds us that
reciprocal interaction
in online discussions
among adult learners
instigates reciprocal
development among
all those engaged in the
reciprocal dialogue.
Discussion Boards: How and Why
Paradigm Shift
Dispersed




            Community
No back row
Technology has had an IMMENSE impact on how education has been
delivered. Personally, I have seen it first hand, students slowly brought
in lap tops to school. It started with the "rich" kids who were openly
mocked, now 75% of the students who listen to a lecture have a laptop in
front of them, from personal experience.

As far as distant education, there are more positives than
negatives. While you might not bond in a personal manner as maybe you
would with professor and peers in a physical classroom, the student has
limited classroom distraction and has the advantage of manipulating
their environment to get optimal benefit.

Online communities are great. In the new Facebook world we live in,
many people enjoy catching up with folks they haven't seen in many
years through various social media outlets. I feel pretty confident that
we all are sanctified enough to where we wouldn't feel the need to
project ourselves as someone other than who we truly are, something
facebook has given the opportunity and ability to do for many
people. Just initial thoughts.
Purpose of discussion
boards
Purpose
Design of discussion
boards
The answer you
get depends on
the question
you ask
Types of questions
Look through the PowerPoint presentation and give me
your thoughts, opinions, experiences, and reactions.
Hybrid learning
Tips for success
  Questions
  • Craft well-designed questions

  Guidelines
  • Establish expectations for
    responses
  Personalize
  • Identify students by name
Tips for success
Strengths
•   Allows time for in-depth reflection
•   Peer learning by viewing and responding to work of others
•   Discussion can build over time
•   Builds class community
•   More time to reflect, research, and compose their thoughts
•   There is no back row
•   Develops thinking and writing skills
•   Guest experts can participate in course by posting
    information and questions
me for in-depth reflection
•   Peer learning by viewing and responding to work of others
•   Discussion can build over time
•   Builds class community
•   More time to reflect, research, and compose their thoughts
•   There is no back row
•   Develops thinking and writing skills
•   Guest experts can participate in course by posting
    information and questions

				
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