quarta-feira, 16 de dezembro de 2009

Proposta de modelo de avaliação de um curso online (Turma)

Surge agora outra etapa:
Discussão no grupo turma, tendo em vista elaborar uma proposta única, partindo do conjunto de contributos dados pelos diferentes grupos e definição do modelo proposto pela turma.

A proposta de Modelo de Avaliação de cursos online surgiu na sequência dos contributos dados pelos vários grupos, em que integraram e articularam as diferentes propostas apresentadas pelos grupos.

Esta fase foi realizada num Wiki criado por um dos colegas de modo a que todos pudessem colaborar nesta tarefa.

Daqui surgiu a nossa proposta:

Activity 4 - one question interview

My one-question-interview with Dr Graeme Salter
Head of Program - Bachelor of Information and Communications Technology
Head of Program - Bachelor of Computing (Information Systems)

University of Western Sydney - Australia


data: 10 de Dezembro de 2009 21:15
assunto: online discussion groups

Dear Dr. Graeme Salter
My name is Teresa Fernandes. I’m a Portuguese teacher and an eLearning
student taking a master on Pedagogy of eLearning.
During one of the activities proposed “finding, studying and sharing
materials related to online teaching techniques”, I read some of your
papers “Modeling new skills for online teaching” and “Online
discussion groups: Strategies to enhance participation and
I considered especially interesting this last one, because I also
consider online discussion groups a powerful many-to-many technique to
increase interaction, reflection and collaboration.
But I have some questions related to online discussion groups that I
would like to share with you and maybe you could give me your point of
As an online teacher what I must think before I start an online
discussion groups? What makes a good online discussion? How can I
evaluate an online discussion?

Thank you and if possible I would like to post this questions and your
answer in the class forum so that the other students may benefit from
Teresa Fernandes


data 11 de Dezembro de 2009 02:26
assunto RE: online discussion groups


I could write an essay in relation to the questions, but I will keep my answers brief.

1. Before starting an online discussion
a. pedagogy
What is the purpose of the discussion? Is it aimed to help student achieve the learning outcomes of the unit?
b. logisitics
How will I structure the discussion? (eg. starting date, end date, moderated or not, assessible or not, will students be required to respond to others etc).

2. What makes a good online discussion
A topic that is relevant and interesting. If it would motivate lots of students to participate without being assessed then it is a good topic. Sometimes this involves setting a controversial topic (although the rules of netiquette must be made clear). Another pointer to a good discussion is where students actually get involved in online conversations (rather than making a single post).

It can be difficult to find such topics and often we need to include an assessible component to encourage students to participate fully.

3. Evaluating a discussion
Can use standard data collection methods (eg. survey, interview, focus groups). Can also use the discussion data itself. Measurements can be qualitative (eg. what is the level of critique in the discussions?) or quantitative (eg. how many posts/responses are there).

Qualitative can be time-consuming so may want to sample (or get students to self-select their best posts).

A number of researchers are developing tools to analyse the quantitive side in more detail (eg. who are the leaders, who are the followers) - for more information you could contact Dr Shane Dawson at the University of Wollongong http://www.uow.edu.au/gsm/staff/UOW049821.html. He has developed software which graphs the interactions in a visual way.

Hope this helps.


sexta-feira, 4 de dezembro de 2009

Activity 3 - Reviews of learning objects (Sandra & Mónica)

Sandra and Mónica created a group on Facebook "online teaching".

Facebook is a social network. It's a site where everyone can have their profile, this means that we can have personal information, photos, videos, links, notes, etc…

The members can interact with each other by visiting the profiles, making friends, establishing contacts, leaving comments, sending messages to each other, …

So, by having the online teaching group on Facebook we have another way to communicate.

Activity 3 - Reviews of learning objects (Paulo & José)

Paulo Simões & José Carlos Figueiredo developed, in the social bookmarking website Diigo, a social bookmark group “ Mestrado Pedagogia do E-Learning” which allows to bookmark and tag web pages.
It’s very interesting because it allows users to share, with a group within Diigo, special links, and for instance attach notes to specific highlights of a part of a web page or to a whole page.
With a social bookmarking website it’s:
• possible to access these bookmarks from any computer connected to the Internet
• possible to organize the bookmarks by tags (one or more)
• possible to share bookmarks with friends
• easier to find similar sites to a particular site
• allowed to access to the most popular sites / most of the added time

terça-feira, 1 de dezembro de 2009

Activity 2 - Learning object

Developed by: Teresa, Marco & Maria de Lurdes, using ISSUU