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Keynote to take place at the Cassandra Voss Center with later sessions split between there and the Mulva Library.
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Tuesday, June 7 • 10:30am - 11:20am
Who are they? Recent findings about student identities in online discussions

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How do students develop identities within online discussions, and why should you care? Join in an engaging conversation regarding recent findings regarding undergraduate students’ perceptions of online discussions within a wide variety of courses. Students approaching graduation were interviewed and transcripts from their online discussions were analyzed. Findings indicate a variety of factors that influence how the participants developed their social identities using elements of social presence and facework. Based on the results of this study, suggestions for instructors and instructional designers will be provided. Ample time will be allowed for discussion.

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avatar for Kimberly M. Harrison, PhD

Kimberly M. Harrison, PhD

School for Professional Studies, Elmhurst College, School for Professional Studies, Elmhurst College
Hi! I am the Director of Instructional Support and Online Operations for the School of Professional Studies at Elmhurst College. I previously worked at Elmhurst College as a Curriculum Developer and have over 15 years of experience in education / teaching, from preschool kids through college students through training adults. I have an MA in sociology and just received my PhD in Instructional Technology in May 2016. My research interests... Read More →



Tuesday June 7, 2016 10:30am - 11:20am
Cassandra Voss Center - Basement

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