My advisor, Christina Wasson, and I have been working on a research project for the last year and half that explores students’ experiences in the same graduate-level course, taught at the same time, by the same professor, in an on-campus format and an online format. We’ve presented on this research to our department, at the AAA 2007, and the SfAA 2008. Most recently we were invited by the University of North Texas to present as part of the Center for Distributed Learning’s Brown Bag Lecture series.
Tomorrow, May 15, we will do an online presentation at noon CST and you all are welcome to attend! Here’s information on how to attend:
Please join us online in Live Classroom this upcoming Thursday, May 15, 2008, from noon – 1:00 p.m. CST for the monthly CDL Brown Bag. This session will be held online, so you can join us directly from your desk!
Christina Wasson, Associate Professor, and Jen Cardew, Graduate Student, in the Department of Anthropology, conducted an applied anthropological study comparing a graduate-level course taught by a single instructor in both an online and face-to-face format. They will discuss how their ethnographic and linguistic analysis of the data shed light onto students’ experiences in both formats, and led to recommendations for the design of virtual pedagogy and building community in online courses.
To log into Wimba Live Classroom at noon CST on Thursday, May 15:
a. Go to: http://untlive.horizonwimba.com/.
b. If this is your first time to use Live Classroom, click on the “run the Setup Wizard” link to the right and then click “Start.”
c. Click “Finished” when you are done.
d. Enter your name in the Participant login box. (There is no username or password.)
e. Click on “CDL Brown Bag Room.”
f. Click the “click here” link provided on the screen to enter the room.