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Real Engagement, Real Enrichment, Real
Experience:
Technology-facilitated Authentic
Groupwork Projects.
Gary C. Wood
Schoo...
2SEDA Spring Conference 2014
Introduction…
 Employability skills
 Teamwork & Collaboration
 Negative evaluation
(Thorle...
3SEDA Spring Conference 2014
The issue…
 Learning by Doing
 Scaffolding and support is
required
 Key problems:
 Time a...
4SEDA Spring Conference 2014
Solutions…
 Teach students skills!
 Employer involvement
(Jamieson et al 2012)
 Authentic ...
What
we did…
SEDA Spring Conference 2014 5
6SEDA Spring Conference 2014
 Lack of understanding of
what linguistics is
 Need to equip students
with digital literacy...
SEDA Spring Conference 2014 7
 Assessment through
a real project
 Promote linguistics
to prospective
students
What
we di...
Overall Winner
SEDA Spring Conference 2014 8
SEDA Spring Conference 2014 9
How we
did it…
SEDA Spring Conference 2014 10
 Google Sites:
 Page-level permissions
 Integrated features
(YouTube, soundclips,
and ot...
SEDA Spring Conference 2014 11
 Project Management:
 Google Docs
 Google+ Hangouts
How we
did it…
SEDA Spring Conference 2014 12
 Launch Event &
Evaluation:
 Google Docs Forms
How we
did it…
SEDA Spring Conference 2014 13
 Increased student control = creativity & high motivation
 Doing a real project = enthusi...
SEDA Spring Conference 2014 14
Authentic learning
 Consider
real stakeholders
 Work to
real deadlines
 Challenged with
...
15SEDA Spring Conference 2014
Embedded enterprise
 Students demonstrated
a wide range of
enterprise skills
ambition
creat...
16SEDA Spring Conference 2014
 Increased student control = creativity & high motivation
 Doing a real project = enthusia...
SEDA Spring Conference 2014 17
 Continuous feedback and assessment
 Students develop key skills for degree and employabi...
18SEDA Spring Conference 2014
Academic’s view…
 Very effective solution:
 Technology facilitated real-world project
 Mo...
SEDA Spring Conference 2014 19
What the
students think…
SEDA Spring Conference 2014 20
 Wikipedia like – enhancement/expansion by future students:
 New topics in linguistics
 ...
awesome
trust
freedomopportunity
SEDA Spring Conference 2014 21
students with
, ,&
them,
and they’ll show you how
they can...
SEDA Spring Conference 2014 22
 How might you use
Google Sites?
 Who would your
audience be?
Your turn…!
SEDA Spring Conference 2014 23
 Work in small groups (3-5)
 Think of an area of your teaching in which you could use Goo...
SEDA Spring Conference 2014 24
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& Questions…
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  1. 1. Real Engagement, Real Enrichment, Real Experience: Technology-facilitated Authentic Groupwork Projects. Gary C. Wood School of English University of Sheffield g.c.wood@sheffield.ac.uk | @GC_Wood Sarah Horrigan Learning Technology Team University of Derby s.horrigan@derby.ac.uk | @sarahhorrigan SEDA Spring Conference 2014 1
  2. 2. 2SEDA Spring Conference 2014 Introduction…  Employability skills  Teamwork & Collaboration  Negative evaluation (Thorley & Gregory 1994)  Focus on content over skills.
  3. 3. 3SEDA Spring Conference 2014 The issue…  Learning by Doing  Scaffolding and support is required  Key problems:  Time and place  Different standards/expectations  Motivation.
  4. 4. 4SEDA Spring Conference 2014 Solutions…  Teach students skills!  Employer involvement (Jamieson et al 2012)  Authentic learning through a real world project – a more practical alternative?
  5. 5. What we did… SEDA Spring Conference 2014 5
  6. 6. 6SEDA Spring Conference 2014  Lack of understanding of what linguistics is  Need to equip students with digital literacy skills  Groupwork problems. Real- world problems…
  7. 7. SEDA Spring Conference 2014 7  Assessment through a real project  Promote linguistics to prospective students What we did…
  8. 8. Overall Winner SEDA Spring Conference 2014 8
  9. 9. SEDA Spring Conference 2014 9 How we did it…
  10. 10. SEDA Spring Conference 2014 10  Google Sites:  Page-level permissions  Integrated features (YouTube, soundclips, and others). How we did it…
  11. 11. SEDA Spring Conference 2014 11  Project Management:  Google Docs  Google+ Hangouts How we did it…
  12. 12. SEDA Spring Conference 2014 12  Launch Event & Evaluation:  Google Docs Forms How we did it…
  13. 13. SEDA Spring Conference 2014 13  Increased student control = creativity & high motivation  Doing a real project = enthusiasm from the students  Groupwork is trouble-free – Google facilitates  Collaboration within and between groups. Some benefits…
  14. 14. SEDA Spring Conference 2014 14 Authentic learning  Consider real stakeholders  Work to real deadlines  Challenged with project management
  15. 15. 15SEDA Spring Conference 2014 Embedded enterprise  Students demonstrated a wide range of enterprise skills ambition creativity tenacity initiative making connections confidence teamwork innovationleadership adaptability negotiation owning actions problem-solving self-beliefstrategic thinking networking risk-taking
  16. 16. 16SEDA Spring Conference 2014  Increased student control = creativity & high motivation  Doing a real project = enthusiasm from the students  Groupwork is trouble-free – Google facilitates  Collaboration within and between groups. Some benefits…
  17. 17. SEDA Spring Conference 2014 17  Continuous feedback and assessment  Students develop key skills for degree and employability  End product is genuinely useful to its audience  Apps are integrated and don’t need teaching. Some benefits…
  18. 18. 18SEDA Spring Conference 2014 Academic’s view…  Very effective solution:  Technology facilitated real-world project  Motivated students (Fazey & Fazey et al 2001)  Creative freedom increased students’ perceived control  Google Tools increased perceived competence for the task  Enhanced potential for autonomous learning
  19. 19. SEDA Spring Conference 2014 19 What the students think…
  20. 20. SEDA Spring Conference 2014 20  Wikipedia like – enhancement/expansion by future students:  New topics in linguistics  Expansion of accessibly-presented research  Community to engage audience and provide interaction. The future…
  21. 21. awesome trust freedomopportunity SEDA Spring Conference 2014 21 students with , ,& them, and they’ll show you how they can be. Empower tools A final thought…
  22. 22. SEDA Spring Conference 2014 22  How might you use Google Sites?  Who would your audience be? Your turn…!
  23. 23. SEDA Spring Conference 2014 23  Work in small groups (3-5)  Think of an area of your teaching in which you could use Google Sites  Create a page on the session site to share your ideas  Google username and password provided  Edit page with your group number  Be creative – images, videos, etc.  Some ideas are already available on the site if you need inspiration! Your turn…!
  24. 24. SEDA Spring Conference 2014 24 Review & Questions…
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