Tips for TV Presenters: Questioning Techniques
The questioning process is vital to the stimulation of interactivity. However, sometimes "fear of embarrassment" and "fear of technology" can be barriers to two-way communication with on-site as well as live distance learning participants. Some techniques to help facilitate the questioning process are:
- Pre-plan your questions.
- Ask a question, then wait for a response. It is OK if there is silence. Recognize the lag time for distance learning participants to respond to questions.
- If only a few students always answer the questions, request responses, i.e. "John Smith in Waycross, what do you think about this?"
- Don't forget those students at the distance learning sites. Take the time to encourage them to become involved in the class.
- Pause every once in a while and ask if there are any questions. Remember, silence is OK.
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