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Date: Wednesday, Jan 27, 2016

Time: 3:30PM - 5:00PM
Add to CalendarConversations in the Cloud: Implementing Open Reflective Writing Experiences Day 101/27/2016 03:30 PM01/27/2016 05:00 PMMM/DD/YYYYAmerica/VancouverAre you interested in exploring how students can make their learning visible through reflective writing, creating opportunities for intervention and peer review?Do you feel students may benefit from seeing and reviewing one another’s work throughout a course?Could we build more deliberate collaborations into our assessment strategies to foster student co-construction of knowledge? In these sessions we will explore a range of ways to support students in sharing their experiences, reflections and discussions outside of class in a more open manner – through digital communication platforms and tools. As part of this series, you will redesign one course activity or assessment strategy for implementation in a course in Fall 2016.Throughout the three part series we will engage in a simulation using a shared and collaborative Wordpress blog thereby modeling approaches to implementing open reflective writing. Various models of using Wordpress in education will be explored including individual student reflective writing sites, collaborative community course sites, and aggregated sites. By the end of these sessions participants will:experience taking part in a collaborative reflective writing communityplan a learning activity which makes use of this techniqueshare their experiences implementing within their disciplineAudience:           Open to all VIU campus community membersRegister:             https://inviu.viu.ca (log in to InVIU Pro D Calendar, choose date, select ‘Register Me’)Questions?          Michael.Paskevicius@viu.ca (Learning Technologies Support Specialist)NAN                    B305, R514         (Wednesdays) Jan 27 + Feb 17 + Feb 24   3:30 – 5 pm (for each day)false

Are you interested in exploring how students can make their learning visible through reflective writing, creating opportunities for intervention and peer review?

Do you feel students may benefit from seeing and reviewing one another’s work throughout a course?

Could we build more deliberate collaborations into our assessment strategies to foster student co-construction of knowledge? 

In these sessions we will explore a range of ways to support students in sharing their experiences, reflections and discussions outside of class in a more open manner – through digital communication platforms and tools. As part of this series, you will redesign one course activity or assessment strategy for implementation in a course in Fall 2016.

Throughout the three part series we will engage in a simulation using a shared and collaborative Wordpress blog thereby modeling approaches to implementing open reflective writing. Various models of using Wordpress in education will be explored including individual student reflective writing sites, collaborative community course sites, and aggregated sites. 

By the end of these sessions participants will:

  • experience taking part in a collaborative reflective writing community
  • plan a learning activity which makes use of this technique
  • share their experiences implementing within their discipline

Audience:           Open to all VIU campus community members

Register:             https://inviu.viu.ca (log in to InVIU Pro D Calendar, choose date, select ‘Register Me’)

Questions?          Michael.Paskevicius@viu.ca (Learning Technologies Support Specialist)

NAN                    B305, R514         (Wednesdays) Jan 27 + Feb 17 + Feb 24   3:30 – 5 pm (for each day)

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