Chapter 9—Applying the Personalization Principle: Use Conversational Style and Virtual Coaches (pages 178–203)
##What to do
Read the Chapter. Write your response by Thursday. Reply to at least 2 people’s posts. at least 3 that seem interesting, provocative, that you agree with, or otherwise wish to acknowledge. At least one of your responses should be written after Thursday when everyone has had a chance to post. Ideally, you’ll participate on at least three different days.
In applying the personalization principle it is always useful to consider the audience and the cognitive consequences of your script–you want to write with sufficient informality so that the learners feel they are interacting with a conversational partner but not so informally that the learner is distracted of the material is undermined. Clark and Mayer, 2011
What are some similarities and differences between formal and conversational styles?
Provide an example of a presentation slide/text written in formal tone and transition the slide/text to a more conversational tone or vice versa. Your example should be brief, and only consist of 1-3 sentences.
Briefly discuss how your edited version will affect student learning.
What to Look for (Tip for your assignment above):
Pay special attention to Figure 9.6 on page 186. This is an example of how one could move from a more formal approach to a more conversational style. This might be helpful in completing your post.