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Case Study on using Google Drive in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

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  1. 1. A case study of Google Drive Michael Rowe Vivienne Bozalek University of the Western Cape
  2. 2. Background• UWC Physio Dept• Second year Applied Physio module – health related conditions• 60 diverse students
  3. 3. Intended outcomes• Graduate attributes – lifelong learning, critical approaches to knowledge• Collaborative learning• TEL
  4. 4. Challenge• lack of critical thinking – externals and supervisor reports• Memorising• Low digital literacy
  5. 5. Established practice• Orthopaedics, Neurology, Paediatrics and Respiratory previously• Different lecturers giving lectures• Course reader• Inadequate representations of real world• Changed this to a case, collaborative learning and no course readers
  6. 6. Impact/Affordances of ETs• Authentic learning task• Online and physical spaces• Google Drive collaborative case notes• Installed wireless router• Bring your own device (BYOD)• Facilitators• Students summarised notes and shared• Access from anywhere• Feedback on what was working• Google forms for evaluation
  7. 7. Key points for effective practice• Create tasks for critical thinking• TEL – collaborative and alternative geographically dispersed spaces• Don’t assume about digital literacy for learning
  8. 8. Conclusions and recommendations• Online and physical allows anytime anywhere• Communication changed• Students took more and more responsibility for learning• Developed critical attitudes
  9. 9. Description of tool• Google Drive good for collaboration no docs, spreadsheets, presentations, drawings and forms• Real time and asynchronous collaboration• Highlighting, commenting and editing
  10. 10. Additional information• If you would like to know more about this project, please contact the author at