I need to work on the "Collaboration" part of this deeper learning circle with my students. I'm pretty connected myself with various tools that I use to stay in touch with educators in my field in enhancing my learning experiences (blogs, wikis, LinkedIn, Classroom 2.0 PLN, and twitter). However, I struggle somewhat in getting online students to see the importance of collaborating with their peers in a full virtual classroom setting. I've used discussion forums, glogster activities, voicethread activities, and twitter, to name a few. However, most of the students will respond to what I've asked them to respond to, but they won't take the time to respond to what their peers have said in those activities. I think there are two reasons for this and that is I need to re-examine what I am asking them to respond to because it's not making them want to explore it further; and second, require it instead of making it optional.
Week 1 - Practical Task (Oct 3-9, 2011)
Based on what we’ve been discussing about deeper learning and social media take the following self assessment. → Click here to find the deeper learning self assessment. Share your response to the last question of the assessment below. We welcome you to comment on your colleagues’ responses.