Support Group Assessment Tasks with Online Tools: Hands-on Workshop

Engagement in the Classroom Masterclass Series

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Jessica Clydesdale

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This workshop will introduce technologies and strategies aimed at increasing student collaboration both in the classroom and online. Workshop participants will have the opportunity to use these applications from the student perspective.  Activities within this workshop will include the use of a group mind-mapping tool and a team-tracking (project management) tool.

Participation in this session includes membership in an online learning community (LMS Blackboard Community site) to experience the tools and access relevant resources. Participants will be asked to visit this site prior to the hands-on workshop. Discussions around the advantages and disadvantages as well as student and lecturer expectations will occur.

In this session you will:

  • Experience selected tools from the student perspective
  • Discuss the application of such tools within your face-to-face teaching
  • Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of these tools
  • Outline how such tools could complement an LMS teaching site

Facilitator: Miriam Edwards