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Join the session's Chatterous group and tell us two things about yourself:

  1. Where do you teach?

  2. Why are you here? What do you hope to learn in this session?




WHAT IS A BACKCHANNEL, ANYWAY?

A backchannel is an online conversation that happens alongside, around, and during a presentation.

  • Ask questions of presenters or other participants.

  • Take notes.

  • Respond to prompts.

  • Share links.

  • Be constructive. Be positive. Be curious. Be generous.


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USING TWITTER? follow chtr and send a direct message with: ties2010byolactivelearn <msg>


Using a cell phone? text CHTR ties2010byolactivelearn <msg> to 41411






HOW DOES BACKCHANNELING SUPPORT ACTIVE LEARNING?


Backchanneling can be a form of collaborative group learning. Students in a backchannel are highly involved, do things, think about what they're doing, and engage socially in knowledge construction. They ask questions, analyze, evaluate, discuss, debate, solve problems, shift roles between teaching and learning, and reflect.