Innovative Collaborative Group Work


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Innovative Collaborative Group Work

  1. 1. Innovative Collaborative Group Work <ul><li>Natasha Boskic, External Programs and Learning Technologies, Faculty of Education </li></ul><ul><li>February, 2009 </li></ul>
  2. 2. Agenda Pros/Cons Tools Evaluation and Assessment Social Software Group Work Introductions
  3. 3. Introductions <ul><li>Creating teams </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Looking for similarities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Looking for diversity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Random </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Group 1 , Group 2 , Group 3 , </li></ul><ul><li>Group 4 , Group 5 , Group 6 </li></ul>
  4. 4. Activity 1 <ul><li>Log into the course: Educamp ’09 - Innovative Collaborative Group Work at . Use a given ID and password. </li></ul><ul><li>Post your introduction into the forum (2-5 minutes) </li></ul><ul><li>Tell us: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>your role </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>your Faculty/Department </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Working in group helps...” (write only one thing) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Select a “summarizer” </li></ul><ul><li>Select a “writer” </li></ul>
  5. 5. Activity 2 <ul><li>The summarizer will post a summary of the group ideas of what working in groups helps... (3 minutes) </li></ul><ul><li>The writer will use a wiki to let us know who is in your group (3 minutes) </li></ul><ul><li>while those two are working hard, you will... </li></ul>
  6. 6. Activity 3 <ul><li>Use the google map to show us </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Where you are from/you live </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>(use the blue marker) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Your favourite place </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>(use the red marker) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Use your google account to sign in </li></ul></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Activity 4 <ul><li>Why will you do a group work? </li></ul><ul><li>Think of a situation where you will use a group work. What kind of a project will that be? </li></ul><ul><li>Write down your pros/cons for using a group work (5 minutes) </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss your thoughts with your group members (5 minutes) </li></ul><ul><li>A “presenter” will report on your findings (1 minutes) - select only one reason/situation for using group work </li></ul>
  8. 8. Activity 5 <ul><li>What will you use for online group work </li></ul><ul><li>Write down your thoughts: (5 minutes) </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What kind of tools would you use? Why? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What kind of tools would you not use? Why? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>(use generic terms, not specific company, e.g. wiki, not PB Wiki, or Wikispaces) </li></ul><ul><li>Present this to the group and vote on your group favourite tool (5 min) </li></ul><ul><li>Select a “reporter” </li></ul><ul><li>The reporter will tell the whole class the group’s top choice and explain it’s rationale (post to a blog) (5 min) </li></ul>
  9. 9. Activity 6 <ul><li>Share your resources with others </li></ul><ul><li>Open a new browser window </li></ul><ul><li>Find the website of your favourite tool and save it on “delicious” (at least one) </li></ul><ul><li>The address is: . Log in with the following ID: eplt and password: ubc0nline </li></ul>
  10. 10. Examples <ul><li>Forums </li></ul><ul><li>Wiki (ADHE 330, HMED 440, LLED 441) </li></ul><ul><li>Blog (VRHC 502, VRHC 512, MET) </li></ul><ul><li>Social Bookmarking </li></ul><ul><li>Communities (LIBE 477, EPLT, MET) </li></ul>
  11. 11. forums <ul><li>Whole class forum </li></ul><ul><li>Group forums (open) </li></ul><ul><li>Group forums (closed) </li></ul><ul><li>Thematic/weekly forums </li></ul>
  12. 12. wikis <ul><li>presentations/summaries, sign-up sheets, lesson plans, good practice examples... </li></ul><ul><li>glossary of terms, common documents... </li></ul>
  13. 13. blogs <ul><li>journal entries </li></ul><ul><li>comments </li></ul><ul><li>lessons </li></ul>
  14. 14. social bookmarking <ul><li>delicious </li></ul><ul><li>diigo </li></ul>
  15. 15. communities <ul><li>Ning </li></ul><ul><li>FaceBook </li></ul><ul><li>MySpace </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter </li></ul>
  16. 16. Evaluation and Assessment <ul><li>Participation important </li></ul><ul><li>Participation not important </li></ul>
  17. 17. Activity 7 <ul><li>How would you evaluate group work? </li></ul><ul><li>Select an “evaluator” </li></ul><ul><li>The evaluator will tell us (3 minutes to think/discuss, 2 minutes to tell) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Group 1 (the best member’s contribution. Why?) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Group 2 (the member who hasn’t contributed/has contributed less than the others. Why?) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Group 3 (how to motivate those who are not contributing?) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Group 4 (how to evaluate those who are not contributing?) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Group 5 (self-evaluation) </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. Your time (again!) <ul><li>Feedback on your group work </li></ul><ul><li>Feedback on the workshop </li></ul><ul><li>Questions </li></ul>[email_address]