Any Questions? An Application of Weick's Model of Organizing to Increase Student Involvement in the Large-Lecture Classroom

Christy J.W. Ledford, Adam K. Saperstein, Lauren A. Cafferty, Stacey H. McClintick, Ethan M. Bernstein

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Abstract

Microblogs, with their interactive nature, can engage students in community building and sensemaking. Using Weick's model of organizing as a framework, we integrated the use of micromessaging to increase student engagement in the large-lecture classroom. Students asked significantly more questions and asked a greater diversity of questions when micromessaging was available to them. The microblog format facilitated student-to-student connectedness, where students could post questions to the microblog alongside questions from their peers. This communication strategy provided increased requisite variety to match the equivocal nature of the large-lecture, medical humanities classroom.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)116-128
Number of pages13
JournalCommunication Teacher
Volume29
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 3 2015
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Communication

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