Techn'Teach: 2015 GVSU

Teaching & Learning with Technology Symposium


Backing Up with Backchannels

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Who: Dr. Julia VanderMolen, Assitant Professor Allied Health Sciences
When: March, 2015
Where: Grand Rapids, MI

Session Handout: Backing Up with Backchannels pdf format


Abstract

Students need our guidance to use virtual platforms for academic purposes. As faculty we cannot rely on their “so called” digital native status to know how and what to do with technology. Just a few years ago, no one had heard of “backchanneling”, nowadays, it has become mainstream. Students’ desire to participate in the backchannel is increased if they have a sense of community within the channel, which is most easily built through social interactions and shared experiences. Learn the role of the backchannel in a collaborative learning environment.


Session Objectives

  • Objective 1: Identify the key elements of backchannels
  • Objective 2: Identify the benefits to students
  • Objective 3: Identify the benefits for faculty
  • Objective 4: Explore backchannel tools used in education
  • Objective 5: Explore example learning activities

References

Camiel, L. D., PharmD., Goldman-Levine, J., Kostka-Rokosz, M., & McCloskey, W. W., PharmD. (2014). Twitter as an in-class backchannel tool in a large required pharmacy course. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, 78(3), 67. Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com.ezproxy.gvsu.edu/docview/1524714248?accountid=39473

Chie Oishi, Akihiro Kashihara(2012). Backchannel of Interations in Class, The IIAI International Conference on Learning Technologies and Learning Environments, 320-323.

Martin Ebner, Conrad Lienhardt., Matthias Rohs, & Iris Meyer. (2010). Microblogs in Higher Education - A chance to facilitate informal and process-oriented learning?. Computers & Education, 55(1), 92-100.

Reinhardt, Wolfgang, Martin Ebner, Gunter Beham, and Cristina Costa(2009). How People are using Twitter during Conferences, Proceeding of 5. EduMedia conference, 145-156.

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