Steering
teaching and learning
through
Google Drive
in the
Health Sciences Faculty
@ UCT Teaching and Learning Conference
...
New curriculum initiative
Obstetrics practical rotation

15 deliveries = competence

Year 4
students
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Google Drive

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Cloud computing

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using technology
to enhance communication
and provide richer,
more meaningfu...
Cloud computing
Collaboration
Dialogue

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Why Google Drive

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Collaboration - expanded potential
Net generation learners
New opportunities / affordances
An affordance
..is the action potential of a technology
Siemens
..refers to the perceived and actual properties of
the thi...
Affordances

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Anytime / Anywhere
Agency and choice re sharing
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Process
Active self-assessment in a line
Wordle using Google forms
Google docs in class
Away in placements
Feedback & shar...
Using Google forms & Wordle
http://opencontent.uct.ac.za/Health-Sciences/Probing-Professionalism-Towards-Positive-Practice
Students’ feedback…
Learnt to respect the work of others

Very helpful / beneficial

New online skill

Importance of shari...
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Student buy-in
Trust in sharing
Time commitment re online feedback

Logistics
Google accounts in place
Sharing ...
Looking ahead
Introducing Google Drive in all years
Promoting blended learning approaches
Self-organization / Self-regulat...
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The shifting
educational landscape
is opening up
new opportunities
through emerging technologies
Technolo...
Online engagement

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the look, feel, and overall
characteristics
of virtual and online...
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  • Context
  • “When technology is used in higher education, it usually reinforces didactic teaching
    methods that carefully control access to expert knowledge.”
  • Philosophy of collaboration:
    Microsoft:”Divide and conquer” one person uploads and makes changes
    Apple: Personal sharing of computing between different spaces eg tablet and desktop
  • Context
  • First time
  • Technology enhanced learning (TEL)
  • Director of the EDUCAUSE Center for Applied Research
  • Steering teaching and learning through Google Drive in the Health Sciences Faculty at the University of Cape Town

    1. 1. Steering teaching and learning through Google Drive in the Health Sciences Faculty @ UCT Teaching and Learning Conference 21st October 2013 Veronica Mitchell, Ian Schroeder and George Draper University of Cape Town, South Africa http://uidynamics.deviantart.com/art/Google-drive-icons-298235532
    2. 2. New curriculum initiative
    3. 3. Obstetrics practical rotation 15 deliveries = competence Year 4 students 2 student groups in 2013
    4. 4. Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology ning ear le L exib ning Fl Lear nded Ble earning thentic L Au New curriculum initiative
    5. 5. Our reflections as educators I valued the team approach and recognized how students appreciated sharing their experiences The surprise factor … students’ excitement …the digital fluency of students It was empowering for us as well as the students /
    6. 6. Google Drive ?
    7. 7. Cloud computing “ educators should consider using technology to enhance communication and provide richer, more meaningful platforms for the social construction of knowledge Rowe, M., Bozalek, V. & Franz, J. 2013. Using Google Drive to facilitate a blended approach to authentic learning
    8. 8. Cloud computing
    9. 9. Collaboration Dialogue Synchronous & Asynchronous http://www.flickr.com/photos/hikingartist/5726834773/sizes/s/in/photostream
    10. 10. Why Google Drive ? Collaboration - expanded potential Net generation learners New opportunities / affordances
    11. 11. An affordance ..is the action potential of a technology Siemens ..refers to the perceived and actual properties of the thing, primarily those fundamental properties that determine just how the thing could possibly be used Bower Bower, M. 2008. Affordance analysis – matching learning tasks with learning technologies. Educational Media International. 45:1:3–15. Siemens, G. 2005. Connectivism: A learning theory for the digital age. International Journal of Instructional Technology and Distance Learning. 2:1. Available http://www.itdl.org/Journal/Jan_05/article01.htm Accessed 20 May 2013.
    12. 12. Affordances ? Anytime / Anywhere Agency and choice re sharing Accessible on mobile App Affordable because Google is FREE Student managed rather than institutional LMS A changing educational landscape
    13. 13. Obstetrics in Year 4 e d a K tu s f s o e e c p en o i c r s e o p id ex le t n Cu r ? ric ul um ch Weak health system all en g es
    14. 14. Approach taken Using reflective practice • http://www.flickr.com/photos/hikingartist/5726834773/sizes/s/in/photostream
    15. 15. Process Active self-assessment in a line Wordle using Google forms Google docs in class Away in placements Feedback & sharing Engagement in the vacuum
    16. 16. Using Google forms & Wordle
    17. 17. http://opencontent.uct.ac.za/Health-Sciences/Probing-Professionalism-Towards-Positive-Practice
    18. 18. Students’ feedback… Learnt to respect the work of others Very helpful / beneficial New online skill Importance of sharing information
    19. 19. Ch a lle Student buy-in Trust in sharing Time commitment re online feedback Logistics Google accounts in place Sharing of docs and folders Digital fluency of students Variation in internet connection Preparedness for the unexpected e.g. Cuban students with Spanish G Drive Teaching resources – assistance ng es
    20. 20. Looking ahead Introducing Google Drive in all years Promoting blended learning approaches Self-organization / Self-regulation
    21. 21. Co n sio clu n The shifting educational landscape is opening up new opportunities through emerging technologies Technology enhanced learning spaces
    22. 22. Online engagement “ … universities will need to manage the look, feel, and overall characteristics of virtual and online environments with as much deliberation and care as we manage physical space. Katz, R. 2008, The gathering cloud: Is this the end of the middle? The tower and the cloud: Higher education in the age of cloud computing.
    23. 23. Thank you

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