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ERIC Number: EJ1052373
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1740-4622
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.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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