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Asynchronous discussion

Drive collaboration and problem-solving skills in an asynchronous setting
Learning outcomes:
Problem-solving
Collaboration
Prep time:
Low (<10 min)

Why this journey?

Learning journeys are multi-step course templates based on active learning for different target learning outcomes. This journey will help you with:

Develop problem-solving skills

The journey includes authentic activities, such as tackling application problems and in-class presentations, that activate higher-order thinking and encourage students to solve real-world problems with the knowledge gained in class.

Accommodate all course modalities and class sizes

Whether it is online, blended, or in-person, you can always adapt this journey to your learning goals and course domains. Moreover, the use of technology allows for scaling to different class sizes: small, medium, and big student cohorts.

Empower effective asynchronous collaboration

With streamlined discussion activities, students become more engaged in learning within the asynchronous settings. Furthermore, enabling students to assess their peers’ group participation helps develop accountability and communication skills.

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STEP 1

Course content study

With the Interactive Study Materials tools, instructors create engaging comprehension activities where students interact with course materials by responding to questions and discussion prompts. This step encourages asynchronous engagement and makes sure students are well-prepared for tackling the application problem in the next steps.

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Group discussion on the application problem

In groups, students discuss the application problem provided by the instructor in the Discussion on Topic tool. This step encourages student-student and teacher-student interactions while stimulating higher-order thinking.

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Group evaluation

Students engage in group feedback and self-evaluation based on the collaboration skills criteria within Group Member Evaluation tool. This steps holds students accountable for their group contribution, and develop critical feedback skills.

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Self-reflection

After reading the feedback, students reflect on the group discussion process, focusing on the strength of their argumentation, their contributions to the group work, and their level of comprehension of the course content, using the Self Assessment tool. This activity helps to develop self-regulatory learning and critical thinking.

• ASYNCHRONOUS • INDIVIDUAL
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Are you working in higher education? Then book a free consultation to draft your custom learning journey that fits to your needs and learn how you can implement it in FeedbackFruits.