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Rocky Engagement? Spice Things Up With These 5 Freebies

Clark Shah-Nelson (The John Hopkins University, USA)
Session Information
July 8, 2015 - 11:20am
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Session Type: 
Technology Test Kitchen Demonstration
Plaza Foyer
Session Duration: 
50 Minutes
Concurrent Session 6

Explore five free tools to help engage students with their peers, content and instructor.

Extended Abstract

In this demonstration, we'll focus heavily on peer assessment-oriented tools that can be used for engaging in social learning, collaboration, and peer review.

Have a course that is lecture-heavy? How about a tool that allows students to create their own questions about the content, answer each others' questions, and rate/discuss the questions and answers?

Studies have shown that the majority of students appreciate the opportunity to review peer work, and find it informative and interesting to see how other students approach tasks and problems. We'll explore a tool that facilitates social learning through anonymous peer reviews, with a double feedback loop.

For those who are more interested in students co-creating in small groups, we'll explore a few tools that facilitate collaboration, either in person or at a distance, and help students create, communicate, refine, and present information on any topic.

Lead Presenter

Since 1993, I have developed, designed, taught, coordinated and managed distance, online and blended learning programs. I am currently Senior Instructional Designer, Team Lead with the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore. Some past international projects include faculty development at the University of Ghana School of Public Health in blended and online learning technologies and techniques, and facilitating blended learning with the SUNY Online International Learning (COIL) Center with the European Humanities University in Vilnius, Lithuania. Recently published chapter: "Synchronous Tools in Support of Teaching and Learning." Learning Management Systems and Instructional Design: Best Practices in Online Education., 2013. Past awards include a 2010 OLC Effective Practices Award; a 2006 Excellence in Online Teaching award; and my German learning videos from MyGermanClass.com were one of the top 100 People's Choice Video Podcasts from Apple's iTunes. Aside from fostering rich learning environments, I love biking with my family, dub reggae, rock steady and minimal ambient music, brewing beer, snowboarding, raising hens and lunchtime yoga.