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Sherpas on the digital mountain the new pedagogy of the decentralized writing classroom


GPACW 2012 presentation

GPACW 2012 presentation

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  • 1. Sherpas on the DigitalMountain: The NewPedagogy of theDecentralizedWriting ClassroomStudent-led Curriculum
  • 2. Where to startStudent-led Curriculum
  • 3. Student Choices•  Do we want to lead the curriculum?o  What does this mean?o  How does it affect our learning?
  • 4. Student Choices• Should this course be a service-learning course?o  What types of service should we use?o  Why is this important?
  • 5. Student Choices• Should technology be used?o  What technology to use?o  How to use technology?
  • 6. Student Decisions•  Students were excited about leadingthe curriculum?o  What does this mean?§  It put more of their success or failure in their ownhandso  How does it affect our learning?§  They had to take an active role in learning for thewhole class, not just themselves.
  • 7. Student Decisions• Students were most excited aboutcreating a service-learning course.o  What types of service should we use?§  Students chose volunteer organizations overindustry.o  Why is this important?§  Students wanted to give back to the community.
  • 8. Student Decisions• Students chose to use social mediao  What technology to use?§  Students used Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, andWixo  How to use technology?§  This differed in the groups
  • 9. Outcomes• Students reflected on the processthroughout.• Students still engage in the socialmedia of choice.• Students continue to comment aboutthe course (1 1/2 years later)
  • 10. Questions?• About Me: to all of my profiles)