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 DTPF 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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Made me rethink some things on task-setting as well as how this could be combined with VLE and the flipped classroom concept. Report this review
Google Applications provide an excellent opportunity for synchronous collaboration. Didn't get the assessment exercise at all. Not at dyslexia friendly. Report this review
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