Encourage authentic learning in online discussions through the use of photovoice

Description One of the major challenges in higher education is for students to find relevance and value in the content they are learning in the classroom (Ambrose 2010). This extends to the online discussion, where students sometimes do not see the value in actively participating the discussion and do the bare minimum to complete the …

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Wiki to facilitate group projects

Description As we look at wikis in higher education, we can see several possible strategies – informal, formal, and using wikis as a topical resource. The video below highlights UCF faculty and student’s experience using a wiki in the classroom: https://vimeo.com/cdlvideo/review/114565907/4ed9459cb3 Wikis can be used for group projects to foster collaboration and organize content. Instructor …

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Anchored instruction

Description Anchored instruction is the process of presenting instruction in the context of an authentic environment with problems or issues which learners must resolve. The problems or issues which are presented to learners in the authentic environment are “anchors” which link learning of content and skills to authentic tasks and activities in which the learning …

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