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Share, Collaborate, Improve (Part 1)

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Digital technologies have a particular value in their ability to be shared over distance and then viewed and worked on at different times.

This allows content and resources to be adapted, improved, questioned, have examples added, have gaps and other incompletions filled, and so on, completed at times to suit those who want to learn and teach.

Teachers can support each other in creating learning resources and students can share and develop mutual understanding and personal learning.

Digital technologies make it easy to:

- find out what colleagues are doing in their teaching
- share good practice and learning objects and resources
- work together to create and adopt new materials

Aim

This module will help you to share and exchange resources and practices with peers and colleagues.

Objective

After completing this module, you will be able to:

• describe the benefits of using digital technology to share resources between peers and colleagues
• recognise simple tools for online sharing of resources
• identify opportunities for using digital technology to co-create, amend and edit shared documents in your own practice.

Digital Teaching Professional Framework

This module covers the DTPF component - A4a : Communication and collaboration with and between colleagues

  • Collaborate with other practitioners on a dedicated project or task, using digital technologies
  • Share and exchange knowledge, resources and experiences with colleagues and peers, using digital technologies
  • Collaboratively develop educational resources using digital technologies.
  • Incorporate learning activities, assignments and assessments which encourage and require learners to
    • Use digital technologies for collaborative processes, and for co-construction and cocreation of resources and knowledge.
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Reviews
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7th February 2019
David Russell

I'm surprised how basic this first module is, but I suppose it's important to start at the beginning, so that's OK.

My one concern is in the part about the collaborative task for learners. It doesn't seem to take account of the research on collaborative peer learning, which suggests that it is very fraught with risk unless actively managed by the teacher. Among the key risks are (1) each learner only truly understands the portion of the task they tackled; (2) learners mislead each other inadvertently because their understanding is less than perfect (3) learners mislead each other inadvertently because their communication skills are not up to the 'teaching' task (4) learners inadvertently mislead each other because their shaky grip of the concepts does not allow them to identify misconceptions in their peers (5) learners inadvertently mislead each other because social dynamics interfere with the learning process eg. I do not want to tell my colleague that he has not understood it (6) some learners do more than their fair share of the work (7) the teacher cannot disentangle what each group member has learned - between them they may collectively understand the whole task, but individually do not.  Report this review

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31st January 2019
Clare Roberts

some useful pointers about what to remember. I'm not sure this would help a tutor who had never previously collaborated online - I hope the modules will be practical!  Report this review

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31st January 2019
Tony Warner

Its a good idea, but the video and explanations are far too simple. Not all of the concepts are introduced or explained, for example Creative Commons, but you are expected to answer questions about it.
In addition there is no mention of GSuite which is a major player in this space. Was this paid for by Mircorsoft?  Report this review

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4
29th January 2019
Geraldine Barker

I had difficulty using the iPad to complete one of the activities. This was however an interesting topic.  Report this review

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28th January 2019
Darren Kirwin

Excellent resource - I found out things I had no or very little idea about. This module helps you understand how collaborative working can be beneficial and save you time.  Report this review

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4
25th January 2019
Phil Deegan

A clear introduction to collaborative working that mentions both advantages and disadvantages  Report this review

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4
25th January 2019
Jamie Mortimer

REally good simple overview of how sharing and collaborating can have a positive impact on learning. Also some good points raised about what needs to be considered before introducing this in your teaching and/or organisation.  Report this review

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9th February 2019
Matthew Gordon

Some nice and simple ideas-- and I thought the questions/tasks were useful enough.  Report this review

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2
1st April 2019
Darryl Robinson

Simple module with good links to sites.  Report this review

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29th March 2019
Debbie Bellingham

Fairly basic but some useful resources linked at the end.  Report this review

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22nd March 2019
Chelsea-Brogan Kirchner

Encourages reflection on own practice.  Report this review

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1st February 2019
Alan Ball

Good video, crap assessments. Options to categories simply don't fit in either heading without mental gymnastics or a facilitator to discuss with. Seemed like the assessor just wanted a card sort activity and tried to shoehorn something in.  Report this review

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1st February 2019
Lesley Bousbaine

Nothing here to engage those who are not already engaged with digital.
Definitions of Cloud, Synchronous and Asynchronous are unclear and likely to cause confusion.
However, it's well presented, good video and a nice little module if you're already comfortable with digital technology.  Report this review

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13th June 2019
Julie Wilson

Interesting ideas that we already do - would have liked to see some new ideas really.  Report this review

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11th June 2019
Stevan Snaith

An extremely relevant and realistic module which any education establishment should be able to utilise.  Report this review

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10th June 2019
Lois Thorley

Great intro to colloborative practice for beginners.  Report this review

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30th May 2019
Vibeke Fussing

Beautifully short, simple and engaging. I will recommend this to colleagues.  Report this review

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23rd May 2019
Steve Powell

Don't forget to click through the summary to gain the badge and complete the section.  Report this review

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11th April 2019
Becki Lee

Quick and straight forward, think the layout could be more visually pleasing  Report this review

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19th October 2019
Neil Stewardson

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25th September 2019
dawn goodman

good way for lecturers to expand and collaborate ideas and teaching methods which could benefit both students and staff.  Report this review

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18th September 2019
Rich Buckley

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18th September 2019
Gordon Duffy-McGhie

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22nd July 2019
Jill Brown

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10th July 2019
Christopher Clarke

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18th June 2019
Tracey Weller

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17th June 2019
Maria Abbott

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13th June 2019
Mark Johnson

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29th May 2019
Garry Hobbs

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9th May 2019
Sarah Parry

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1st May 2019
Valeria Panyko

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29th April 2019
Andy Sparks

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29th April 2019
Donna Pender-Jones

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9th April 2019
Kirsty Harvey

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9th April 2019
Julie Mcintosh

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8th April 2019
Lesley Beckwith

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26th February 2019
Jane Tomlinson

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14th February 2019
Claire Gardener

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