Baron et al. (2016). Investigating the effects of a backchannel on university classroom interactions

Baron, D., Bestbier, A., Case, J. M., & Collier-Reed, B. I. (2016). Investigating the effects of a backchannel on university classroom interactions: A mixed-method case study. Computers & Education, 94, 61–76. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.compedu.2015.11.007 Notes: p.63: than half the class using the backchannel. This study did show that the ‘ like ’ feature had greater take up than the asking of questions, although they found that organizational messages, such as requesting lecture slides or asking for a light to be turned on were ‘ liked ’ the most out of any other type of posting....

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BCEdOnline UnKeynote Debriefing

I'm sitting in the airport in Vancouver (and later on the plane coming home) and wanted to capture some of the thoughts I have about how the keynote went. I'm absolutely exhausted, so I'm not sure how coherent this is going to be, but it's important to get this down before it's glossed over and starts to fade away. Some context - this was my first keynote as presenter (well, co-presenter), so I was a bit intimidated by that....

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