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ERIC Number: ED413893
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Apr
Pages: 9
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Interweaving Face-to-Face Student Contact with an Online Class Presentation Format.
Sawyer, Jan-Michelle
This paper illustrates ways to combine online conference participation with face-to-face meetings and other social supports to humanize asynchronous electronic communications in an applied organizational communication class offered through the University of Hawaii at Manoa Communications Department. The overall methodology and intent of this course is to emphasize the role and benefits of students exploring their own attitudes and values as ascertained from the textbook assignments and from reading what their colleagues think about the academic lessons. Specific strategies for incorporating face-to-face contact in the online environment include: face-to-face class meeting at the start of the term; posting of digital photographs; identifying computer literate students to help others with questions; a face-to-face meeting mid-way through the term; group projects; face-to-face meeting for group presentations; and final course evaluation surveys. Asynchronous electronic communication, such as online conferences and e-mail, supplemented by in-person orientations and follow-up meetings, bridges the gap between the "high tech" and "high touch" for students. (AEF) conf97/
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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