Gloria Bobbie, PhD (ABD)
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  • Plattsburgh, NY
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I have studied the pedagogy of distance learning and/or taught online for almost 20 years. I first learned about how to be effective online by working with an outback college in Western Australia and then wrote and taught the first online course offered at SUNY Plattsburgh. Since then I have expanded my research and knowledge by teaching at multiple types of colleges that offer online learning (public, private and for-profit). Several years ago I developed and taught a graduate education course "teaching and learning online" for K-12 teachers.
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online teaching, online learning, effective practices, research, web 2.0, web-enhanced teaching and learning
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SUNY Plattsburgh
i teach
fully online
Open SUNY Fellow Role
Expert Online Instructional Designer

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Blog #3: Assessing Online Discussion

Posted on February 10, 2017 at 8:35am 0 Comments

Discussion again?  Yeahhhh because discussion is what adds a human element to our online courses and makes them real.  Without communication, why would students even need us?  They could just complete a bunch of self-taught modules and click send to submit their own grades to the registrar.  We teach to communicate knowledge to students and to allow students to communicate their own learning and knowledge to us and to other students.   Having said that, it is important to assure that…


Blog #2: ABCs of Making Discussion Work

Posted on January 26, 2017 at 12:21pm 0 Comments

There are many approaches to developing inclusive discussion which motivates students to participate and share learning, but the one I have found to work best I learned from the University of Phoenix. It is called ABC Facilitation.

A = Acknowledge

B = Build

C = Conclude

So, what does this mean and how does it work?

“A“ means to acknowledge what the students has posted. In my discussions, I post a starter to the discussion to which students must respond by…


Blog 1: It’s the Little Things: Discussion Hint #1

Posted on January 4, 2017 at 7:20am 0 Comments

Our online students are in a very different situation from those in the traditional classroom.  In the traditional class room discussion the students sit in a chair and see and hear the facilitator.  In the online class room the student sits in a chair and sees a computer screen.  The online student often wonders if anyone is even reading what he or she posts and not feeling included can take away motivation to participate.

One thing I have learned in my 20 or so years of…


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At 1:40pm on October 5, 2010, Alexandra M. Pickett said…
nope wasn't me... not sure what you saw. I wish, but that was not me! : )
At 1:39pm on October 5, 2010, Alexandra M. Pickett said…
Hey Bobbie!! i hope you will share your experiences teaching in ning and your considerable online teaching experiences in the forum areas to share what you know with the group!! Thrilled to have you here!

At 11:10am on October 5, 2010, Alexandra M. Pickett said…
Hi Gloria!

Welcome to the community! It is GREAT to see you here : )

Please be sure to set your email preferences and check the new member guide, community guidlines and FAQs. Let me know if you have any questions or suggestions for the site.

I will look forward to learning from you as you share what you know here : ) I hope you will add a photo or avatar to your profile when you can and introduce yourself in the Welcome - who are you? forum so we can get to know you a little better. I would love it if you would share what you teach online, for how long, your discipline and what is going on in online teaching and learning at Plattsburgh? Maybe also a little about what you are looking for in this community, or anything else you want us to know.

: ) thanks for joining!



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