Factors Influencing Learner Success - Ch. 7 Map # 4 (Elements of Success…
Factors Influencing Learner Success - Ch. 7 Map # 4
Learning community = success (increased chance of success) (Palloff and Pratt, 2007)
Independent learners gain from collaborative learning experiences (Dabbagh & Bannan-Ritland, 2005)
Engaging the learner requires deeper level discussions (Kanuka, Rourke, and Laflamme, 2007)
Students must be sensitive to others
Communication protocols need to be established
Student held accountable
Face to face is different than DL - Humor can fall flat (Smaldino et al., 2015)
Reflection: This is very true to jokes and humor that is lost due to lack of body language. The humor can be mistaken as being insensitive towards others. This can make online boring and dry.The good, is this takes away the drama from the classroom distractions - I've seen in Dental Hygiene environment.
DL - loss of body language with humor
Each student brings a different learning experience to the class that other's can learn from
Reflection: I feel discussion board post and response helps w/ online learning to share the various experiences
Distance learning experience
Success = prior experience (Bozik,1995; Smith&Dunn, 1991)
Reflection: I do better online and the learning is a more productive use of my time. If given a choice, I would do online only.
Readiness to learn
Reflection: readiness to learn needs to incorporate knowing where the student is headed and how the material will be used. It is extremely tough to attend school without a career in mind.
The instructor can facilitate success
hints and suggestions
information presented in multiple locations - for easy access
Reflection: The multiple locations drives me nuts b/c there is always one instructor that doesn't put the same information in multiple locations. You think you're done and go to submit the project to read the instructions on the submission site and there is one more item needed.
Elements of Success
Cognitive ability (Smith&Dunn, 1991)
Responsibility for Learning (Dabbagh & Bannon-Ritland, 2005: Moore & Kearsley, 1996; Smith & Dunn, 1991; Tuckman & Schouwenburg, 2003; Smaldino et al., 20150
Instructor is facilitator and Student is responsible to learn
Instructor needs to gage prior knowledge to better facilitate the learning experience
Each student has various prior knowledge of the content presented
Learning by doing
Shyness or language issues
**Reflection: Learning Styles is a myth. Your learning style is how you are comfortable learning. Your learning preference does not have a relationship with effective and efficient learning. It is strictly a preference. In the future with technology changing another style and preference may surface and student learning styles - preference will change.
Kirschner, P. A. (2017). Stop propagating the learning styles myth. Computers & Education, 106, 166-171. Chicago