Student Choice: Blends of Technology beyond the University to support social interaction and social participation in learning.

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Abstract

This paper presents an overview of a blended collaborative learning design driven by assessment and feedback. To extend class based activities students were provided with a private group space on the university managed learning environment. They chose to supplement this using technologies beyond those provided by the University to support their social interactions and participate in their learning. Qualitative data analysis of student’s reflections provides insights into the students own blends of technology including Skype, What’s App, Facebook amongst others and accessed via their hand held mobile devices such as Smartphones and laptops. These were used by the students to connect and collaborate with their peer group to complete the set tasks throughout the module and the final group based assessment.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInstitute for Computer Siences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering
EditorsG. Vincenti, A. Bucciero, M. Helfert, M. Glowatz
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherSpringer Nature
Pages95-102
Number of pages8
Volume180
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-49625-2
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-49624-5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 12 Dec 2016

Keywords

  • blended learning
  • collaborative learning
  • technology enhanced learning
  • group work
  • assessment
  • social media
  • social interaction
  • social participation
  • student choice

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