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Student Collaboration Ct09

  1. 1. Breaking the Bonds of Space and Time: Facilitating Student Collaboration Campus Technology 2009 Boston, MA David Gannon Enoch Park Bryant University
  2. 2. Presentation Outline • Background & Rational • Pedagogical Ground • Examples & Scenarios • Challenges • Findings • Future Expansion
  3. 3. Today’s Students • Equipped with Technology – Digital Natives • Changed Lifestyles • Changed Social Relationship Style • Changed Learning Styles and Strategies
  4. 4. Today’s Students • Would likely…. • Communicate with other students about school projects (email, IM or Text) • Collaborate with others • Create and contribute new media • Get help from online tutors For their learning (Speak Up 2008)
  5. 5. Specific Issues • Group Projects • File Sharing & Team Document Editing • Team Review Sessions • Peer Evaluation • Guest Speakers • Community Involvement
  6. 6. Specific Obstacles • Incompatible Schedules • Commuters • Athletic Travel Requirements • Physical Separation of Participants • Field Interviews
  7. 7. Pedagogical Ground • Active Learning/ Student Ownership of Learning • Learners are particularly engaged when they experience feelings of autonomy, competence, and relatedness. (Hayles, 2008) • Collaborative Learning & Group Interaction • Construct of New Knowledge through Interaction
  8. 8. Pedagogical Ground • Provide “Real World” Experiences Beyond Classroom • Offer Hands-on Practices and Models for Best Practice • 3 Stages of Development for New technology (Rosenbloom, 1999) • Imitation • Incremental Improvement • Transformation • Increase Participation/Avoid Loafing
  9. 9. Team Building • Task:Team Building • Tools: • Self Introduction Video (webcam) • Posted as Team Wiki entry, encourage commenting each other
  10. 10. Planning and managing meetings •Task: Planning and managing meetings •Tools: • Wiggio • Outcomes: • Setup meeting plans • Manage communication • File Repository • Notifications • Polls • Phone bridge
  11. 11. Initial Project Design •Task: Initial Project Design •Approach: Wiki for brainstorming •Tools: •Teams LX (Learning Objects) • PBWorks • MediaWiki • Outcomes: •Team project design document • Establish team responsibilities & team member accountability • Establish initial timelines
  12. 12. Team Coordination •Task: Team Coordination • Approach: Blog for team project updates • Tools: • Journal LX (Learning Objects) • WordPress, Blogger • Windows Live Spaces & Groups •Outcomes: • Team project blog • Individual journaling • New media writing
  13. 13. Updates on Project •Task: Update on project from participants • Approach: MicroBlog for team project updates • Tools: • Twitter • Yammer •Outcomes: • Frequent updates • Informal entries encourage participation • Privacy control
  14. 14. Developing Project Details •Task: Communicate, Share and Compare Ideas • Approach: Desktop Video Conferencing • Tools: • ooVoo, SightSpeed, Tokbox, IM, Skype • Outcomes: • Online group meetings • Virtual office hours • Field interviews
  15. 15. Refining Project Details • Task: Refining Project Details • Approach: Virtual Meetings • Tools: • DimDim, Elluminate, Almostmeet • Outcomes: • Group meetings • Practice presentations • Consultation & overview
  16. 16. SCOLA 2009
  17. 17. Multimedia Annotation • Task: Share annotations and comments online • Approach: Multimedia annotation • Tools: • VoiceThread, BubblePLY, SubPLY • Outcomes: • Construction of ideas • Overcome “distance”
  18. 18. SCOLA 2009
  19. 19. Presentation • Task: Class presentations • Approach: Live or Virtual • Tools: • DyKnow • Symposium • Wimba • DimDim • Outcomes: • Class presentations • Virtual breakout sessions
  20. 20. Evaluation • Task: Peer Assessment of Class Work • Approach: Peer rating, peer response & comments •Tools: • Bb survey (with secure browser) • Commenting on Wiki, Blog, Discussion board • Outcomes: • Peer evaluation of presentations • Peer comments and suggestions • Self-reflection from feedback
  21. 21. Expansion • Business Case Building via Wiki format • Sophomore International Experience • Collaboration with community organizations (Service learning projects) • International Internship
  22. 22. Challenges • Bandwidth – Wired vs. Wireless • Duplicated vs. Consolidated vs. Synchronized Storage • User Knowledge Level/Training Requirements • Faculty Support • Infrastructure Requirements
  23. 23. Questions? Enoch Park epark@bryant.edu David Gannon dgannon@bryant.edu

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