Same Activity(ies), Deeper Learning

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Same Activity(ies), Deeper Learning

Ways of using information technology to increase the size of classes and reduce the number/duration of face-to-face meetings without reducing the quality of teaching and learning...
Without further overburdening faculty and academic support staff! 

Strategies
Each of these 3 strategies can be used with the same activity/application/tool to achieve quite different results - different kinds of student learning and different workload per student for the teacher.

  • Low Level Learning
    Teacher uses tool to create "learning resource"; assigns each student to use it;  requires each student to submit some results which the teacher must check
    e.g., Teacher uses one of tools in list below for development of some memorization, practice activity used by each student

  • Higher Level Learning
    Teacher assigns each student to use tool to create "learning resource";  requires each student to submit a sample of the work done which the teacher must check
    e.g., Students use one of tools in list below for more active learning, higher order thinking.

  • Even Higher Level Learning + Reduced Faculty Workload
    Teacher assigns students to small groups.  One student in each group is assigned to use tool to create "learning resource."  One or more other students in each group are assigned to use the "learning resource."  One student in each group is assigned to review/critique/assess the entire process for that small group and report to the teacher
    e.g., Different students in different roles have different experience with tools in list below;  some experience deeper learning, more active learning, higher order thinking.  Teacher has REDUCED workload compared to other options above!

Sample Tools

 

Web 2.0 ENABLES....

 

Strategies Low-Level Learning Higher Level Learning Higher Level Learning
+ Differentiated Roles
+ Reduced Faculty Workload
+ Reduced Student Workload?
       
Proverb Categories
See: 
http://www.tltgroup.org/
ltas/Fishvs.LearntoFish5-1-02.htm
“Give someone a fish and you feed him for a day; .."

 
"Teach someone to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” "...Help each other fish more effectively and everyone catches more."
Shifting Responsibilities Student learns by using results of teacher's use of Web 2.0 tool Student learns by using Web 2.0 tool AND results of using Web 2.0 tool Students learn by accepting varying roles, levels of responsibility for teaching, learning, collecting and communicating feedback
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