CTL Talk Mar17-11 - Dr. D. Perley
<ul><li>Project Background and Learning Objectives </li></ul><ul><li>Project Design: Groups and Tasks </li></ul><ul><li>Di...
<ul><li>Fall of 2010 (RLGB10 – Intro to the Study of Religion) </li></ul><ul><li>collaborative work as part of the first s...
<ul><li>Map projects at DCSR (Frances Garrett; Pamela Klassen) </li></ul><ul><li>Christine Berkowitz and  </li></ul><ul><u...
<ul><li>[excerpt from RLGB10 Course Outline] </li></ul><ul><li>Students will learn about  </li></ul><ul><li>contemporary i...
<ul><li>Connections with other course requirements and course content </li></ul><ul><li>GROUPS  (4 primary groups, 16 subg...
<ul><li>Approximate total number of students: 15 X 4 = 60 students.  </li></ul><ul><li>A student’s group affiliation is, e...
<ul><li>TASKS </li></ul><ul><ul><li>GROUP MEMBERSHIP (Wishlist) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>DELEGATION OF DUTIES (BASED ON ...
<ul><li>www.turnitin.com and the need for digital review </li></ul>CTL Talk Mar17-11 - Dr. D. Perley
<ul><li>The Religion Engine </li></ul><ul><li>*‘tags’ feature </li></ul>CTL Talk Mar17-11 - Dr. D. Perley
<ul><li>Collaboration between subgroups : </li></ul><ul><li>“ Redescription”? </li></ul><ul><li>GTA and religious pluralis...
<ul><li>Development and Improvement </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Better processes of review </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>More custo...
<ul><li>sustained and ongoing collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Resources and help? (CTL; IITS) </li></ul>CTL Talk Mar17-11 ...
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Collaborative Digital Work: Mapping Religious Activity in the GTA

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Presentation by Professor David Perley at UTSC, the Nutrition for Educators Series, sponsored by the Centre for Teaching and Learning. Thursday, March 17th, 2011

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Collaborative Digital Work: Mapping Religious Activity in the GTA

  1. 1. CTL Talk Mar17-11 - Dr. D. Perley
  2. 2. <ul><li>Project Background and Learning Objectives </li></ul><ul><li>Project Design: Groups and Tasks </li></ul><ul><li>Digital interface – the “Religion Engine” </li></ul><ul><li>Learning Outcomes </li></ul><ul><li>Project Review </li></ul><ul><li>Conclusions: sustained and ongoing collaboration </li></ul>CTL Talk Mar17-11 - Dr. D. Perley
  3. 3. <ul><li>Fall of 2010 (RLGB10 – Intro to the Study of Religion) </li></ul><ul><li>collaborative work as part of the first stage of the project “Mapping Religious Activity in the GTA: Past and Present” </li></ul><ul><li>groups were given the task of defining, classifying, and historically contextualizing 2 distinct religious traditions, and then mapping religious locations in the GTA related to those traditions </li></ul>CTL Talk Mar17-11 - Dr. D. Perley
  4. 4. <ul><li>Map projects at DCSR (Frances Garrett; Pamela Klassen) </li></ul><ul><li>Christine Berkowitz and </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The History Engine (Scott Nesbit and Rob Nelson, University of Richmond) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>CTL </li></ul><ul><li>Student volunteers (Seyed Hossein, Mathura Karunanithy, Samia Haque) </li></ul><ul><li>UTSC library (Sarah Fedko, Lola Rudin) </li></ul><ul><li>IITS (Syed Kashif and Julia Bronfenbrenner) </li></ul>CTL Talk Mar17-11 - Dr. D. Perley
  5. 5. <ul><li>[excerpt from RLGB10 Course Outline] </li></ul><ul><li>Students will learn about </li></ul><ul><li>contemporary instances of religious activity and the global context of religions in the GTA </li></ul><ul><li>connections between religious sites (past and present) and their historical emergence in the GTA </li></ul><ul><li>cultural mapping and theoretical classification </li></ul><ul><li>Students will learn how to </li></ul><ul><li>research, design, and upload digital content </li></ul><ul><li>appreciate religious diversity on a sophisticated level in group settings </li></ul><ul><li>Students will be able to </li></ul><ul><li>offer new suggestions for classification; participate in ‘redescriptions’ of religion (JZ Smith) </li></ul>CTL Talk Mar17-11 - Dr. D. Perley
  6. 6. <ul><li>Connections with other course requirements and course content </li></ul><ul><li>GROUPS (4 primary groups, 16 subgroups total) </li></ul><ul><li>Each of the four PRIMARY GROUPS addresses 2 major religious traditions </li></ul><ul><li>1. Judaism and Sikhism </li></ul><ul><li>2. Christianity and Hinduism </li></ul><ul><li>3. Islam and East-Asian Religions </li></ul><ul><li>4. Buddhism and 1 st Nations/Indigenous Religions </li></ul><ul><li>*SUBGROUPS : Each student is responsible for duties depending on subgroup: </li></ul><ul><li>1. Definitions and Classifications: Traditions and Sites </li></ul><ul><li>2. Interpretations: Insider and Outsider, E-world and “Real” World </li></ul><ul><li>3. History of Communities: Arrivals and Establishments </li></ul><ul><li>4. Comparative Analysis in Modern, Global, and Canadian Contexts </li></ul>CTL Talk Mar17-11 - Dr. D. Perley
  7. 7. <ul><li>Approximate total number of students: 15 X 4 = 60 students. </li></ul><ul><li>A student’s group affiliation is, e.g., 3.4 (Islam and East-Asian Religions, Comparative Analysis in Modern, Global, and Canadian Contexts). </li></ul>CTL Talk Mar17-11 - Dr. D. Perley
  8. 8. <ul><li>TASKS </li></ul><ul><ul><li>GROUP MEMBERSHIP (Wishlist) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>DELEGATION OF DUTIES (BASED ON * WORKSHEET ) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>RESOURCES USED </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Computer rooms in BV </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>RLGB10 Libguide </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>E-Resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Encyclopedia of Religion </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Websites </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>*Turnitin.com* </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>THE RELIGION ENGINE </li></ul></ul><ul><li>ACTIVITIES – PRESENTATIONS/ROUNDTABLES </li></ul>CTL Talk Mar17-11 - Dr. D. Perley
  9. 9. <ul><li>www.turnitin.com and the need for digital review </li></ul>CTL Talk Mar17-11 - Dr. D. Perley
  10. 10. <ul><li>The Religion Engine </li></ul><ul><li>*‘tags’ feature </li></ul>CTL Talk Mar17-11 - Dr. D. Perley
  11. 11. <ul><li>Collaboration between subgroups : </li></ul><ul><li>“ Redescription”? </li></ul><ul><li>GTA and religious pluralisation </li></ul><ul><li>Global connections with the GTA </li></ul>CTL Talk Mar17-11 - Dr. D. Perley
  12. 12. <ul><li>Development and Improvement </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Better processes of review </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>More customized form fields for data entry </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>More class time for presentations and intergroup analysis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Redescription” and “tags” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In-class evaluation for teaching effectiveness </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Suggestions for improvement? </li></ul>CTL Talk Mar17-11 - Dr. D. Perley
  13. 13. <ul><li>sustained and ongoing collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Resources and help? (CTL; IITS) </li></ul>CTL Talk Mar17-11 - Dr. D. Perley

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