<span class='p-name'>Week Seven – Students Searching, Sifting, and Synthesizing Online Texts #ORMSMOOC</span>

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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