Warm-up activity (@20 minutes) QR Code Scavenger Hunt Automatically generated codes, hyperlink to web content (e.g., URL, text, video, etc.)
QR Codes Quick way to link to information (especially useful for long URLs, text not hosted on a page, link types you want to hide). Many services to generate QR Codes. They are simply images you can stick in any document. (Just Google QR Code Generator) Also work with Google Spreadsheets to generate multiple codes.
Scavenger Hunt Today we’ll be doing a short scavenger hunt employing QR Codes and some multimedia clues. Get into small groups of 3-4 people. All clues will be close by (you can leave your stuff here) We’ll come back at the end of the activity to class.
For this week’s reflection, try it on Audioboo (and record comments on your classmates’ Audioboos). You can generate an embed link in Audioboo:
Notes Reading for 3/25 (L&S, after spring break): Corbeil & Corbeil. Getting Started: Academic Podcasting made Simple. On BBLearn
Diez-Bedmar & Perez-Paredes 2010 Use CMC for collaborative task between Spanish and English tourism students. Task to develop a brochure Measured feedback from English speaking students to Spanish collaborators (type, quality, effects)
CMC & Feedback What types of feedback can occur in CMC? Ongoing feedback (focus on form) Reflective feedback Peer feedback
Technology Used Learning Management System (Moodle is free, open-source, comparable to Blackboard) Used forums for process (development) Used wiki for product (the brochure)
Sequenced stages (p. 66) Technical setup Meeting one another Choosing topic Brainstorming Looking for information Glossary Paragraphing & writing Final submission
Discussion questions How would you characterize the types of feedback that the English students provided? What types of feedback were more/less effective? What do you attribute these results to? If you were to design a similar teaching activity, what change would you consider making in terms of instruction/task design/use of technology?
In-class project (for 3/25): Service encounters include a broad range of activities, such as visiting a professor in an office hour, ordering food at a restaurant, going to an office for a service (e.g., doctor, registrar), making an appointment. They can be in person or over the phone. SEs are often difficult and intimidating to learners. Learning about SEs can be motivating and an excellent basis for TBLT.
Service Encounters Homework Develop a short teaching activity about a type of service encounter at an American university. Create* or find an excellent example of a service encounter to use as a model. Use one of the modes of CMC we have covered in class as a teaching tool. We will work on this in class today and Wed. Submit it on your blog by 3/25 (after spring break). We will share.*Get permission if you are recording/filming someone.