Roles

Report
Synthesizing the Research to
Inform Practice: What's
New?
Marie Larcara, Ed. D
Canisius College
Using Quality to Guide
Disruption
• Institutional Level
•Program Level
•Course/Instructor Level
Three Texts
*Note: If you have read any of
these, please choose that group
as it may help with the literature
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Lesson Plan
Choose group
(5)
Assign Roles (3)
Record Roles (2)
Read and
Discuss (35)
Whole group
report and
discuss (10)
Next steps? (5)
Roles
Discussion Director-List questions to
consider, keep conversation going.
Connector-Find connections between
text and professional work.
Literary Luminary-Choose a paragraph
or section to focus the group; spotlight
something interesting, powerful,
challenging, or important.
Vocabulary Enricher- Look for important
words, words which may be puzzling,
need clarification, etc.
Summarizer- Prepare a summary of the
reading for the whole group. Don’t tell it
all, just focus on key points.
Institutional
Program
Instructor/Classroom
What have we learned?
The three levels: Institutional, program, classroom/instructor
References
Christensen, C. M., Horn, M. B., Caldera, L., & Soares, L. (2011). Disrupting
college: How disruptive innovation can deliver quality and affordability to
postsecondary education. Center for American Progress. Retrieved from
http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/2011/02/pdf/disrupting_college.pdf
Distance education programs: Interregional guidelines for the evaluation of
distance education (online learning). Middle States Commission on Higher
Education. Retrieved from http://www.msche.org/publications/Guidelines-forthe-Evaluation-of-Distance-Education.pdf
Online literature circles and virtual book clubs. (2009). Retrieved from
http://blog.classroomteacher.ca/452/educircles-online-literature-circles/
“Quality on the line: Benchmarks for success in Internet-based distance
education. (2000). The Institute for Higher Education Policy. Retrieved from
http://www.ihep.org/assets/files/publications/m-r/QualityOnTheLine.pdf
Rizopoulos, L.A., & McCarthy, P. (2009). Using online threaded discussions: Best
practices for the digital learner. Journal of Educational Technology Systems.
Retrieved from
http://web2integration.pbworks.com/f/USING+ONLINE+THREADED+DISCUSSION
S-+BEST+PRACTICES+FOR+THE+DIGITAL+LEARNER.pdf

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