Three different levels of presence (cognitive, teaching, and social)

Teaching Presence:
In the Holocaust Class, I will assign a documentary about Warsaw Ghetto during the WW2 and an article discussing the Jews’ situation in this Ghetto. Through watching this film and reading this article students will learn about an exemplary case how Nazis forces Jews to live Jews in a locked part of the city in shortage of food and medicine. 
Cognitive Presence: 
After watching the documentary and reading the article, I will assign students to form groups of three or four people and discuss about the situation of Jews of Warsaw Ghetto. They each group will write 3 pages response paper to be submitted to the instructor. 
Social Presence:
First, we will do a synchronized online discussion as a whole class via video conference. Then I will opun up a discussion thread and we will share our reflections on the discussion board. 

One Reply to “Three different levels of presence (cognitive, teaching, and social)”

  1. I think that can be a very powerful assignment sequence. Great idea to bring in multimodal research too by having students relate a documentary with an academic article. For your teaching presence, how will you prepare the students for viewing the documentary? How will they also be prepared for reading an academic article? What might be their needs to be successful here?

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