Nussli, Natalie

Nussli, Natalie


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  • Publikation
    Intentionality in blended learning design: Applying the principles of meaningful learning, u-Learning, UDL, and CRT
    (IGI Global, 07/2020) Nussli, Natalie; Oh, Kevin; Inoue-Smith, Yukiko; McVey, Troy [in: Optimizing Higher Education Learning Through Activities and Assessments]
    The purpose of this theoretical chapter is to develop a tool that helps educators develop digitally mediated learning (DML) episodes by systematically applying the principles of four paradigms, namely meaningful learning, ubiquitous learning (u-learning), universal design for learning (UDL), and culturally responsive teaching (CRT). The goal is to harness the affordances of each paradigm and combine them into an approach that systematically enhances and enriches DML. This chapter will be relevant for teachers in higher education wishing to complement their face-to-face teaching with carefully designed digitally mediated content capitalizing collaboration, interaction, personal relevance, and projects that can provide creativity-enhancing learning.
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    Strategies to support teachers in designing culturally responsive curricula in online learning environments
    (IGI Global, 04/2019) Nussli, Natalie; Guan, Yu; Oh, Kevin; Kyei-Blankson, Lydia; Blankson, Joseph; Ntuli, Esther [in: Care and Culturally Responsive Pedagogy in Online Settings]
    The purpose of this theoretical chapter is to identify strategies that help educators develop online learning curricula to meet the needs of culturally diverse students. The first part of this chapter offers insights into culturally responsive teaching (CRT) from multiple perspectives. Specifically, the authors explore the importance of CRT in teacher education programs, how to evaluate teachers' cultural competencies, how to initiate the transformation process into culturally responsive educators, how teachers perceive the value of CRT programs, what pre-service and novice teachers typically struggle with in their attempts to teach diverse student populations, and how students perceive cultural diversity. The second part of the chapter is dedicated to an in-depth discussion of practical approaches to developing culturally responsive online curricula for both 2D and 3D learning environments, how to prepare faculty to meet the needs of diverse students in online courses, and how to stimulate pre-service teachers' reflections on CRT.
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  • Publikation
    An investigation into the effect of communication modality on learner satisfaction and mental effort expended during a lecture and discussion event in Second life - a 3D virtual world
    (IGI Global, 04/2019) Nussli, Natalie; Oh, Kevin; Cuadro, Nicole Michele; Kaye, Melisa; Yang, Kenneth C. C. [in: Cases on Immersive Virtual Reality Techniques]
    This chapter describes a study that was conducted in a semi-immersive desktop virtual reality environment. The study investigated teacher trainees' perceptions of their mental effort in Second Life, their satisfaction with the communication modalities, and their perceived social behavioral changes. In the first event, only the instructor (host) used voice to communicate while all participants as well as the in-text facilitator (co-host) used text chat only. In the second event, not only did both hosts use voice, but the participants also had the option to use voice rather than text. The majority of teacher trainees appreciated the freedom to choose either modality. The integration of voice was perceived as humanizing the discussion, increasing the flow, and making the conversation more engaging. However, the addition of multiple voices was believed to increase their mental effort. While some teacher trainees felt more relaxed and more open in a virtual discussion, others reported a lack of attention and honesty as well as a tendency to ignore social conventions.
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    Using video-aided self-reflection to prepare novice special education teachers: Meeting the diverse needs of students
    (IGI Global, 08/2017) Davis, Jason P.; Oh, Kevin; Nussli, Natalie; Djoub, Zineb [in: Fostering reflective teaching practice in pre-service education]
    The growing diversity of America’s public schools has created pressure for universities and teacher preparation programs to develop strategies to aid novice teachers in meeting a variety of student needs. In addition to cultural and linguistic differences, special education teachers must also be prepared to meet the variety of academic, social, and emotional needs of students identified with disabilities. To accomplish this, studies investigating the potential of video based reflection to impact novice and pre-service teachers’ ability to implement pedagogical theory into practice have increased. This chapter examines the use of video as a tool to engage novice special education teachers’ reflection on the implementation of culturally responsive pedagogy (CRP), differentiated instruction (DI), and universal design for learning (UDL).
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  • Publikation
    Field research in Second Life: Strategies for discussion group facilitation and benefits of participation
    (IGI Global, 07/2017) Nussli, Natalie; Oh, Kevin; Panconesi, Gianni; Guida, Maria [in: Handbook of Research on Collaborative Teaching Practice in Virtual Learning Environments]
    This chapter explores the educational potential of discussion groups situated in three-dimensional (3D) virtual worlds. Virtual discussion groups are examined from the following perspectives: the benefits and challenges of participation and the best practices in terms of effective discussion group moderation. The authors start by describing the benefits of online discussion groups and continue by identifying strategies on how to facilitate such meetings effectively, with a focus on techniques promoting a sense of community. The authors will discuss the major themes that emerged from the content analysis of field notes, an ethnographic journal, and interviews with a discussion group member after immersion in various discussion groups in Second Life. An understanding of the communication modalities (voice and text-chat) and the principles of social interaction may help educators use virtual learning environments effectively. Guidelines for discussion group moderation are presented throughout the chapter.
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