These readings are freely and openly available to everyone.
- Key reading: Gilly Salmon's five stage model of online learning (this week we're thinking about, and operating at, stages 1 and 2)
- Kear, Karen (2010).
Social presence in online learning communities.In: Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Networked Learning 2010, 3-4 May 2010, Aalborg, Denmark. [Online] Retrieved 7 March 2014 from http://oro.open.ac.uk/21777/
- Prompt questions for thinking about online course induction
- Example 'welcome' emails from course tutors. What's good and bad about each of these?
- Example student introduction messages, and discussion about tutor responses to those messages
- Example icebreakers
- Ideas for twenty-first century icebreakers
- Privacy issues related to online social networking sites
- 'Am I wearing any clothes?' (comfort issues in online working)
Moule discusses limitations of the Salmon five stage model: Moule, P. (2007). "Challenging the five-stage model for e-learning: a new approach." ALT-J 15(1): 37 - 5. Available at http://journals.sfu.ca/
This was Gilly’s response: Salmon, G. (2007). ‘The tipping point’. Research in Learning Technology. [Online] Available at: http://www.
researchinlearningtechnology. net/index.php/rlt/article/ view/10919
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