Improving students’ knowledge and discussion skills
1. Instructor provides students with the outline of the exercise
2. Instructor uploads an article to be discussed by students
3. Instructor adds 2 discussion moments in the article by annotating the relevant part of the text for students to address
4. Instructor asks students to start at least 1 discussion with their peers
This type of activity can be used in any online classroom setting. The activity aims to improve students’ knowledge and discussion skills through collaboration.
In this activity, the instructor uploads the article to be discussed. They then add two discussion moments in this article. Students have to participate in the discussions started by the instructor and start one discussion with their peers by creating annotations in relevant parts of the article.
The instructor keeps track of the analytics, keeping track of the students’ engagement, to find out the most debated topics. This can be done via the teacher dashboard or the .csv export.