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Slides from the Sakai@UD training session called "Facilitating Student Collaboration". Primary tools covered: wiki, forums, resources, groups. 1-20-2010

Slides from the Sakai@UD training session called "Facilitating Student Collaboration". Primary tools covered: wiki, forums, resources, groups. 1-20-2010

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1-20-2010 Facilitating Student Collaboration 1-20-2010 Facilitating Student Collaboration Presentation Transcript

  • Sakai@UD: Facilitating Student Collaboration Mathieu Plourde, Project Leader, LMS IT-Client Support & Services
  • Participants • Please introduce yourself. • What are your expectations regarding today’s session? 1/20/2010 Facilitating Student Collaboration 2
  • Defining Our Terms Communication Collaboration 1/20/2010 Facilitating Student Collaboration 3
  • Communication Communication is a process of transferring information from one source to another. (1) A process by which we assign and convey meaning in an attempt to A process of speaking, receiving and create shared understanding. This processing feedback, clarifying, process requires a vast repertoire of receiving more feedback, etc. In some skills in intrapersonal and sense, it's an iterative design process interpersonal processing, listening, with really tight feedback loops.. (3) observing, speaking, questioning, analyzing, and evaluating. (2) 1/20/2010 Facilitating Student Collaboration 4
  • Collaboration Tools (collaborative authoring, video The process by which conferencing, shared whiteboards, etc.) that people/organizations work allow multiple users to work on the same together to accomplish a content in a common environment. (3) common mission. (1) A recursive process where two or Working with other people during the more people or organizations work writing process, whether it is together toward an intersection of generating ideas, identifying a main common goals — for example, an idea to pursue, or suggesting possible intellectual endeavor that is approaches and ways of organizing; creative in nature—by sharing often helpful to discover new knowledge, learning and building perspectives. (2) consensus. (4) 1/20/2010 Facilitating Student Collaboration 5
  • Why Make Students Collaborate? PRO CON 1/20/2010 Facilitating Student Collaboration 6
  • Why Make Students Collaborate? PRO CON • Teamwork is a skill that must be • More police work developed by students • Dealing with slackers • To stimulate innovation • Individual contributions are hard to • Groups tend to self-correct (virtuous attribute and grade circle) • Patchworks are not collaborative • Peer expectation and accountability • Sets a pace 1/20/2010 Facilitating Student Collaboration 7
  • What’s In It For Me? • As an Instructor… • Reduce Grading Workload through Group Work • Facilitate Student-Generated Learning Content • Facilitate 21st Century Work Skills Win-Win Situation 1/20/2010 Facilitating Student Collaboration 8
  • Collaborative Tasks and Projects Writing a Collective Letter/Position/ Make Lists Statement/Web Content Group Portfolio Meeting Brainstorming Support Group Projects Collaborative Collection of Notebook Links Storytelling 1/20/2010 Facilitating Student Collaboration 9
  • Sakai Tools for Collaborating • Wiki • Chat • Resources* • Blogs • Forums* * Group-Aware Tools 1/20/2010 Facilitating Student Collaboration 10
  • A Quick Poll 1. How many of you have used a wiki? • I have used a wiki in the past. • I have never used a wiki. 2. How many of you have used a wiki with your students? • I have used a wiki with my students. • I have never used a wiki with my students. 1/20/2010 Facilitating Student Collaboration 11
  • A Web Page Audience Author Web Page Audience Audience Reference: Grenier (2007) 1/20/2010 Facilitating Student Collaboration 12
  • A Wiki Page Author/ Audience Author/ Web Author/ Audience Page Audience Author/ Audience Reference: Grenier (2007) 1/20/2010 Facilitating Student Collaboration 13
  • A Wiki Demonstration Video http://www.articulate.com/community/blogdemo/web2/engage.html 1/20/2010 Facilitating Student Collaboration 14
  • Using the Wiki Markup Language HTML Wiki Markup Final Output <b>Bold</b> __Bold__ Bold <ul> * Item 1 • Item 1 <li>Item 1</li> * Item 2 <li>Item 2</li> • Item 2 </ul> Wiki Markup Language is a Simplified HTML 1/20/2010 Facilitating Student Collaboration 15
  • Wiki Gardening • By nature, a wiki is messy. • Usability issues may occur. 1/20/2010 Facilitating Student Collaboration 16
  • Some Recommendations • Instructional Strategy • Define Control and Ownership • Define Individual and Group Work • Use Templates • Get Familiar with the Markup Language • Use a Wiki Charter • A Wiki is Not the End • Define Your Grading Strategy 1/20/2010 Facilitating Student Collaboration 17
  • Some Examples and Job Aids on Wikis • Wikis in Higher Education: • http://udel.edu/~mathieu/wiki/ • Faculty practices • Job aids • The STOLEN Principle • http://www.a6training.co.uk/resources_Social_Software.php 1/20/2010 Facilitating Student Collaboration 18
  • Experience It! 1/20/2010 Facilitating Student Collaboration 19
  • Setting up Groups in Sakai 1/20/2010 Facilitating Student Collaboration 20
  • Group Folder in Resources 1/20/2010 Facilitating Student Collaboration 21
  • Group Folder in Resources (cont’d) 1/20/2010 Facilitating Student Collaboration 22
  • Groups in Forums 1/20/2010 Facilitating Student Collaboration 23
  • Synchronous Communication in Chat • All rooms are always visible to everyone • The Chat tool keeps an archive 1/20/2010 Facilitating Student Collaboration 24
  • Blogs • Blogs are individual spaces. 1/20/2010 Facilitating Student Collaboration 25
  • Tools for Collaboration • Tools can be tweaked to restrict or foster collaboration. • Define your goals first. • Keep your students engaged and active. 1/20/2010 Facilitating Student Collaboration 26
  • Work Sheet • Describe ONE activity that could be modified or created in ONE of your courses to enhance student collaboration. 1/20/2010 Facilitating Student Collaboration 27
  • Thank You! • Questions, Comments? • Mathieu (Matt) Plourde Project Leader, LMS – IT-Client Support & Services mathieu@udel.edu http://twitter.com/mathplourde 1/20/2010 Facilitating Student Collaboration 28