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ERIC Number: ED477452
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Pages: 11
Abstractor: N/A
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Modification of the Nominal Group Activity for On-Line Instruction.
Maulding, Wanda S.
This paper discusses how the Nominal Group Technique (NGT) can be adapted for use in online instruction. The four basic stages of the NGT (listing, recording, collating, and prioritizing) are described, and modifications for online delivery are detailed, including: (1) the instructor posts the Socratic question or problem to be posed; (2) students go to the site of the question and write brief responses to the problem; (3) students return to the general chat and are divided into small groups to meet in individual chat rooms to share all of their initial responses without dialogue; (4) the instructor/facilitator moves from room to room to insure students stay on task; (5) the students return to general chat, and the facilitator instructs each small group recorder to send an e-mail attachment with all of the group ideas; (6) prior to the next session, the instructor collates the lists and asks students to each choose the five ideas from the compiled list they believe to best address the problem; (7) at the next session, students are divided into small groups and share round-robin fashion their top five choices; (8) the students return to general chat to share and discuss the top three ideas from each group; and (9) the facilitator determines the top five resolutions to the initial problem. (MES)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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