EdTech: Collaborating with learners synchronously (Part 1)
Synchronised working uses technology to deliver learning normally done in a classroom or workshop, without having to be physically present in the room.
Learners can observe and take notes, but also engage with the teacher and fellow students.
All the benefits of working together, including chat and discussion are still available in the scheduled timeslot.
This module explores the benefits and ways of working in real-time (synchronously) online with your learners.
After completing this module, you will be able to:
• explain what synchronous online learning activity is and how it can enhance learning
• identify the benefits for learners of synchronous online activities
• recognise different learning contexts in which synchronous online learning activities can support learning.
Digital Teaching Professional Framework
This module covers the EdTech component - C3 : Communication and collaboration with learners and between learners (peer support)
- Implement and/or support collaborative learning activities in which digital devices, resources or information strategies are used.
- Implement and/or support collaborative learning activities in a digital environment, e.g. using blogs, wikis, learning management systems.
- Use digital technologies for collaborative knowledge exchange among learners.
- Monitor and guide learners in their collaborative knowledge generation in digital environments.
- Allow learners to digitally present their collaborative efforts and assist them in doing so.
- Use digital technologies for peerassessment and as a support for collaborative self-regulation and peerlearning.
- Use digital technologies to experiment with new formats and methods for collaborative learning.
- Use digital communication tools to respond promptly to learners' questions and doubts, e.g. on assignments.
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Engaging and informative.The animated video broke up the written sections which worked well for me.
Made me rethink some things on task-setting as well as how this could be combined with VLE and the flipped classroom concept.
Google Applications provide an excellent opportunity for synchronous collaboration. Didn't get the assessment exercise at all. Not at dyslexia friendly.
Great introduction piece for synchronised learning. Particularly useful in an age of online learning.
Very useful links for Tutors to learn how to use MS Teams etc for teaching purposes
Great information and resources but the activity is ambiguous but you can't get it 'right' unless you have exactly what it expects.
Some good ideas raised but not really relevant for my learners.
Synchronous collaboration with tech. is a great way to allow equality of access for all learners.
I enjoyed watching the video and engaging with the exercise but the resources provide me with more opportunities to learn about online teaching and I will use this to plan my first online course. I look forward to learning about Skype, Google, Zoom, Teams, etc.
I found it thought-provoking especially when thinking about the difference between learner engagement and assessment
Very useful in getting learners and teachers to engage and share ideas, as well as learn.
All the examples are webconference Hangouts, Team, Skype etc. It is also possible to have synchronous learning through things such as Comments in Google Docs or WHiteboards such as JamBoard.
Good, but nothing new from this Module.
Interesting ideas and I liked the list of resources.
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