This journey allows you to create authentic activities that support the transfer of several skill sets essential to students’ future careers: critical thinking, feedback delivery, collaboration, and problem-solving.
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.
The use of technology to facilitate the journey helps faculties save time in multiple manual set-up tasks, from creating content engagement activities, assigning peer reviewers to designing feedback criteria and more.
Using the Comprehension tool, instructors create a reading comprehension assignment in which students work in groups to analyze the materials based on the annotated themes. This process enhances collaboration, and preparation prior to class.
Students first work in their groups to discuss the common themes and questions arose during the comprehension activity. This is followed by a discussion among the entire class where instructors clarify the misconceptions.
Based on the input during the previous steps, groups work on a deliverable (writing report, presentation, research paper, etc.). The focus is on their collaboration and communication skill development.
Each group presents their work in class and receives feedback from peers and instructors. This process helps develop oral communication skills and critical thinking.
To help stimulate self-regulation, accountability, and feedback skills, instructors design evaluation activities where students reflect on the collaboration skills of their group members and themselves based on a set of criteria. This process can be streamlined within Group Member Evaluation and Self Assessment tool.
Instructors provide students feedback on their presentation skills based on a rubric using the Skill Review tool. This allows students to set goals for where they aim to go, what that looks like and how they can achieve it.
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