The Definitions of Communication quest outlines the importance of sound communication in the virtual classroom, as well as the adherence to proper use of grammar, mechanics, and tone in correspondence with all stakeholders.
Communication in the online classroom is a fundamental foundation for effective instruction across all disciplines, and successful communication practices can take a variety of forms between the stakeholders, such as email correspondence, News Items, phone conversations, newsletters, and synchronous sessions.
Reflect on the definitions for the terms below. Then, click on the links to see the term defined.
Creating an understanding of the role of effective communication in online learning.
Take a moment to explore the resources below thoroughly, considering the resources presented which offer definitions, examples, and practices aligned with effective communication. Then, examine closely the video by Sherry Turkle and create an associated blog entry.
Sherry Turkle, a renowned psychologist and sociologist, has been evaluating the effects of technology and the importance of effective communication in the online world. In the video, “Connected: But Alone?,” Turkle highlights the methods in which technology alters the manner in which we communicate. Consider Turkle’s perspective while viewing the video. How do we change our communicative patterns and personas as the result of technology?
Reflect for a moment about the terms defined and Turkle’s “Connected: But Alone?” Then, create a blog post and respond to the following questions:
After completing a blog post that meets the requirements of this quest, submit the link to your post in the Submission Form at the bottom of this page.
Next, as a courtesy to fellow participants, join the Communicate 1.1.1. Definitions of Communication Forum and share the link to your post. Upon sharing the link with fellow TOOL participants, consider providing helpful feedback to other registered TOOL users regarding this topic and the role of the digital citizen.
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