CoWs, Google and online possibilities : creating digital posters to enhance student engagement

Cook, Roger (2013) CoWs, Google and online possibilities : creating digital posters to enhance student engagement. In Ragupathi, Kiruthika & Soong, Alan (Eds.) Technology Enhanced Learning: Towards an engaging and meaningful digital future, 7-8 Oct 2013, National University of Singapore, Singapore. (Unpublished)

Abstract

A new Bachelor of Science (BSc) course was introduced at Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in 2013 and focused on inquiry-based, collaborative and active learning. Two of the first year units required that students carry out a group poster assessment task. This poster provides a preliminary evaluation from an academic staff perspective of the assessment approach used, whereby students created digital posters to utilise the affordances of new learning spaces. The digital posters approach was first introduced to a group of academic staff from the Science and Engineering Faculty (SEF) in 2012 during a professional development program to explicitly develop skills and shared understandings of teaching in collaborative learning spaces (Steel & Andrews, 2012). Considerations were given to the pedagogical requirements of a poster assessment task, the affordances of the learning space and an identification of possible benefits of using Google Sites to create digital posters. Positive feedback from this group (as highlighted in the quotes shown) and subsequent approval from unit coordinators for two of the new first year BSc units meant that the approach was adopted for Semester 1, 2013 with approximately 360 students in each unit.

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ID Code: 79118
Item Type: Conference Item (Poster)
Refereed: No
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Keywords: digital posters, learning spaces, blended learning, learning design, student engagement
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > TECHNOLOGY (100000)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Division of Technology, Information and Learning Support
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 [Please consult the Author]
Deposited On: 01 Dec 2014 23:44
Last Modified: 06 Dec 2014 04:42

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