[Technology 1290] Re: Building rapport

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Denis Anson danson at misericordia.edu
Mon Sep 17 14:30:37 EDT 2007


Also, if using a product such as Microsoft Word for writing, the
student can activate "track changes" from the reviewing toolbar, and
the revisions will be recorded in the document. This allows the
contributions of multiple students to be unwound (as each student's
changes are identified), and the final document can be displayed
without all of the markup by selecting "Final" from the toolbar.


Denis Anson, MS, OTR
Director of Research and Development
Assistive Technology Research Institute
Misericordia University
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danson at misericordia.edu



On Sep 17, 2007, at 2:04 PM, David J. Rosen wrote:


> Hello Meredith,

>

> On Sep 17, 2007, at 12:39 PM you wrote:

>

>> I miss being able to see the actual act of writing; the starts and

>> the rewrites. I wish there was a way for students to hit a

>> "record" button on their word processors, and for these files to

>> be shared, so you could see their writing process.

>>

>> Meredith

>>

>> Meredith Hutchings

>> Curriculum Consultant

>> NS Department of Education

>> hutchidm at gov.ns.ca

>> For more information about NSSAL: www.goNSSAL.ca

>

> There is a way if students have access to the Web. Each student

> could go to her or his own (free) wiki page, for example to the

> Writing Together Wiki pages at:

>

> http://writingtogether.pbwiki.com/

>

> Each time a student saves a page it is saved forever as a separate

> version. To see these versions the student -- or anyone -- can

> select the "history" link at the bottom of the page. Here's an

> example:

>

> http://writingtogether.pbwiki.com/Sample%20Student%20Writing%20Page

>

> or, for short,

>

> http://tinyurl.com/2hbw5r

>

>

> David J. Rosen

> djrosen at comcast.net

>

>

>>

>>>>> <jennfwms at aol.com> 9/16/2007 6:56 PM >>>

>> Hi All:

>>

>> My name is Jennifer Williams and I recently started my first on-

>> line course.?The instructor asked that we each create a website

>> that described different things about ourselves and included? a

>> picture. A link was created from our class page to the websites.

>> It was a really great way to?actually connect a face with a name.

>>

>> Hope that is helpful.

>>

>>

>> Jennifer Williams

>> GA State University

>>

>>

>> Hi Meredith,

>>

>> I'm glad you had a chance to look at the self-assessments. I like

>> your idea of having students write pride stories. I'm guessing you

>> mean by that they write about an accomplishment or something in

>> their life they are proud of. Do they share those with the other

>> students in the class, or only with the instructor?

>>

>> I wonder what strategies other distance teachers have for building

>> rapport without face to face contact.

>>

>> For those who are wondering, there are two self-assessments on the

>> AdultEd Online site, www.adultedonline.org. One is about teaching

>> at a distance, and the other is about using technology in the

>> classroom. Meredith refers to the distance teaching self-assessment.

>>

>> Marian

>> The Technology and Literacy Discussion List <technology at nifl.gov>

>> on Friday, September 14, 2007 at 5:58 AM -0800 wrote:

>> Hi Marian,

>>

>> Thanks for making the change to the login.

>>

>> I like the tool and especially the emphasis and straight forward

>> messaging about the importance of establishing a relationship in

>> distance ed courses. ?

>>

>> For the last few years, I have been teaching an online portfolio/

>> business communication course with military students. ?I found the

>> fastest way to build the kind of rapport that you build in the

>> classroom is through asking students to write pride stories. ?

>> Students send me their brainstorm list as well as their completed

>> story. ?Seems to be a great way to quick start a respectful

>> relationship.

>>

>> Meredith ?

>>

>>

>> Meredith Hutchings

>> Curriculum Consultant

>> NS Department of Education

>> Skills and Learning Branch

>> Adult Education Division

>> 4th Floor, 2021 Brunswick St.

>> P.O. Box 578

>> Halifax, NS B3J 2S9

>> (902) 424-1881 phone

>> (902) 424-1171 fax

>> hutchidm at gov.ns.ca

>> For more information about NSSAL: www.goNSSAL.ca( http://

>> www.gonssal.ca/?)

>> 1-877-go-NSSAL (1-877-466- 7725)

>

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