November L&T Seminar: Up close and personal – social media in the wired classroom. While you’re waiting, please take our survey:. http:// tinyurl.com / VUWteach. And follow on twitter # VUWteach. Seminar Wiki:.
Up close and personal – social media in the wired classroom
While you’re waiting, please take our survey:
And follow on twitter #VUWteach
Social Media within Blackboard: Blogs & Wikis (and Q&A Boards)
M i c h a e l D u d di n g / S c h o o l o f A r c h i t e c t u r e
Twitter assignment: Twitter activity (3%) and blog (7%)1. A new research tool: Twitter as a way of finding and sharing online information about energy issues #Scie2012. Some students fully engaged throughout, others only at the last minute, some scared to start3.Rhian Salmon is developing this idea for SCIE 211: refined assignment will be more structured, clearer and with reflective component
Science in Context, SCPS
What teaching/learning context is the tool designed to address?
Alternatives to the tyranny of the essay: article reviews, informal reflection, quick responses
Participation in a wider conversation and creation of a learning community
What works/doesn’t work?
Use needs to be sufficiently incentivized and structured, but if students blog throughout the term most really enjoy it
Problems with different software products; need to moderate comments
More integration with role playing/simulations; experiments with different structures for student blogposts
Notable ( Revolutionshttps://www.notable.ac/) is an interactive note taking application.
Drawbacks: glitches with internet explorer; students can’t download notes; it is difficult to modify notes once posted
Future Directions: recording application (coordinated with slides) and transcription service.