An approach to teaching online that emphasises and encourages peer networking.
#1 Shared understanding Discussion boards allow you to create a space in which students can share their insights into subject content and draw from those of their peers. In this example, the Subject Coordinator has set two pre-class readings and asked students to identify two of the key concepts which they contain. By providing their own...
Collaborative tools that enable students to co-create documents can be a powerful component for online or blended learning environments.
In the first of a series of four posts on collaborative classrooms, Jo McKenzie discovers what the facilitators of the Festival of Learning Design learned about running sessions in these exciting spaces.
Earlier this year Katie Duncan interviewed Jurgen Schulte and myself about a maintenance session I run in Jurgen’s class. In that interview I suggested that student groups can benefit from having some maintenance-related discussions. I also briefly outlined the three short activities that I run as part of this...
Many years ago I had an argument with a person I was working with. At one point during our ‘discussion’ the person yelled “How should I know that, I’m not a mind reader!” At that point I realised that neither of us were mind readers, and that both of...
It is a shared responsibility for both teachers and learners to make group work effective. Group work skills should not be assumed and need to be taught if students are to be work ready. Being an effective team member and collaborator is an important professional and personal attribute.
What if there was a way to help students cultivate good team dynamics for group assignments? Enter IML’s Adam Morgan and Dr Jurgen Shulte.