Week Seven – Students Searching, Sifting, and Synthesizing Online Texts #ORMSMOOC

Week Seven – Students Searching, Sifting, and Synthesizing Online Texts #ORMSMOOC

Welcome to week seven of the Online Research and Media Skills (ORMS) Mentored Open Online Community (MOOC). The ORMS MOOC has existed in different iterations over the last two years. This current version is developed as an open learning experience for students in ED 6671 (syllabus here). ED 6671 examines opportunities for the use of instructional technologies in an educational context. We’ll not only discuss what to use in your classroom…but also how to use it.

In week seven of the ORMS MOOC we’ll complete our work in Module 3 of the ORMS Model. Once again, you can learn more about the MOOC here…and access the actual MOOC here.

Online Reading Comprehension

This module we’ll be looking at Online Reading Comprehension. Online reading comprehension has been identified by the New Literacies Research Lab as including five skills: questioning, locating, evaluating, synthesizing, and communicating. More to the point, I whittle online reading comprehension down to the skills and strategies we use as we search, sift, and synthesize online texts.

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During this time period I recommend that you read, view, and synthesize all of the readings and videos as well as the lecture that I shared. I would also recommend searching online to find what others say about online reading comprehension. Write up a blog post reflecting about what you’ve learned

Write up a blog post reflecting about what you’ve learned. What could/should online reading comprehension look like in your classroom or discipline?

Responding to Module 3 of the ORMS MOOC

During Module 3, you have two blog posts. Post one is a response/reflection to the prompt on the syllabus and the Discussion and Badges page. In your blog posts and responses to this module, please be sure to link out to anything and everything that you reviewed during the module. It is suggested that you use Storify to document your learning throughout the module. Let us know what you read, your reflections about what you read, and how it will now inform your thinking and practice.

Share your post out to the Google+ Community, and out to your favorite social networks. Be sure to use the hashtags (#ORMSMOOC and #ed6671).

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Badges for Module 3 of the ORMS MOOC

At the conclusion of Module 3, you are to complete materials and pledge/apply for the Online Reading Comprehension Exemplar Badge. I’ll talk more in the next day or two to figure out what you need to do for the badge for this module. For now…just review the contents in Module 3 and start developing your Reflection post response.

 

 

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8 Comments Week Seven – Students Searching, Sifting, and Synthesizing Online Texts #ORMSMOOC

  1. wiobyrne

    Welcome to week eight of the Online Research and Media Skills (ORMS) Mentored Open Online Community (MOOC). The ORMS MOOC has existed in different iterations over the last two years. This current version is developed as an open learning experience for students in ED 6671 (syllabus here). ED 6671 examines opportunities for the use of instructional technologies in an educational context.
    In week eight of the ORMS MOOC we’re completing our work in Module 3 of the ORMS Model. Once again, you can learn more about the MOOC here…and access the actual MOOC here. Each module lasts two weeks…you can work at your own pace.
    Online Reading Comprehension
    As detailed in the post last week, in this module we’ll be looking at Online Reading Comprehension. Online reading comprehension has been identified by the New Literacies Research Lab as including five skills: questioning, locating, evaluating, synthesizing, and communicating. More to the point, I whittle online reading comprehension down to the skills and strategies we use as we search, sift, and synthesize online texts.
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    At this point in the module, you should have already read/viewed all (and then some) of the materials I shared. You should have shared your reflection out on a blog post and reviewed the work of others.
    To obtain the badge and complete this module, you’ll need to think about possible ways to integrate online reading comprehension into your classroom. You’re the expert of your content area…your grade level…your students. If you want your students to engage in this activity…how would you do it?
    Make this happen in your classroom
    For the Online Reading Comprehension badge, develop a lesson plan, supplemental materials, handouts, videos, etc. Develop any & all materials that you would use with your students that teach this in your classroom. Embed all of this content on your blog or website. Build and share everything in a manner or format that would make sense to use as a teaching material. This means that you’re writing it for your students. Build this as if you would actually use it in your lessons.

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    After you have built it up, please share it out online. Share it out on your various social networks and in our Google+ Community. After you’ve completed up to this step…go ahead and submit it in our Google Group to earn the badge for this module.
    I’ll leave in below the specific details that I share in the metadata for the badge. If you’re thoroughly confused…please ask a question in the comments/questions below. Ask questions in the various social networks. Also, take a look at the work already shared by your colleagues.
    Specifics shared in the badge metadata for the Module 3 badge
    To receive the badge you must complete the following:
    Read and review all materials in Module Three of the ORMS MOOC.
    Respond to the “Biggest Takeaway” and the Reflection question for the module in the Google+ Community.
    Develop a learning example of online reading comprehension as defined in the module and share in the appropriate area of the Google Group.
    Submit your project for your badge in the Google Group. Your work will be reviewed in your thread and if approved, you will be awarded the badge. Make sure you include the email you want the badge sent to in your Google Group thread.
    Project materials submitted to receive a badge in the ORMS MOOC cannot be used to apply for another badge in the ORMS MOOC.
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