ERIC Number: EJ1052373
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 33
Any Questions? An Application of Weick's Model of Organizing to Increase Student Involvement in the Large-Lecture Classroom
Ledford, Christy J. W.; Saperstein, Adam K.; Cafferty, Lauren A.; McClintick, Stacey H.; Bernstein, Ethan M.
Communication Teacher, v29 n2 p116-128 2015
Microblogs, with their interactive nature, can engage students in community building and sensemaking. Using Weick's model of organizing as a framework, we integrated the use of micromessaging to increase student engagement in the large-lecture classroom. Students asked significantly more questions and asked a greater diversity of questions when micromessaging was available to them. The microblog format facilitated student-to-student connectedness, where students could post questions to the microblog alongside questions from their peers. This communication strategy provided increased requisite variety to match the equivocal nature of the large-lecture, medical humanities classroom.
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Large Group Instruction, Models, Lecture Method, Web Sites, Web 2.0 Technologies, Learner Engagement, Communication Strategies, Computer Mediated Communication, Medical Students, Questioning Techniques, Feedback (Response), Teaching Methods, Educational Practices, Educational Strategies, Electronic Publishing
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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