The benefits of student group work are well documented:
- working together toward shared goals is motivating,
- the ability to work effectively with peers is an important skill and
You can use a variety of tools for online small group discussions. We have outlined solutions, rated them for the effort required, and identified key considerations.
Uploading a large video file is cumbersome, and navigating a video recording of a 50-minute (or longer) class is challenging for students. By chunking your lecture, you can create smaller files. This is easy to do in Zoom...
Take a strategic approach to create a course community that helps students work together and learn from each other.
Creating a course community in an online environment rarely happens on its own (...
Experts & Communities
The Academic Technology Informal Community of Practice (ATiCoP) is a community of academic technologists and instructional designers working at the University of Minnesota who provide academic technology and design experti
The central message of this book is that there are ways of creating learning experiences that can sufficiently impact the outcomes for students and instructors. The book offers a model of integrated course design that...