Thursday, June 28, 2012

Visual Thinking: An Experiment in Student Led Learning

Thursday, July 19th
12pm PDT/ 3pm EDT

How does learning change when students are given the reigns to curate and facilitate an entire learning unit?  Join me, Michelle Pacansky-Brock, on July 19th for a free webinar in which I will share an overview of a teaching experiment from my online History of Photography class.

In this 2-week activity, students were delegated with the challenge to create a learning module about the work of mid 20th century photographers.  In week two, the students re-engaged with the module, learning from what each other had contributed and responding to the critical discussion prompts they planted throughout the presentation.  

What did students learn from this activity?  How did this personalized approach to curating content present new challenges and new opportunities for relevant and personalized learning?  Were there unexpected challenges that presented new opportunities?  And what were my reflections, as the instructor, on the side line watching all of this play out? Will I do it again? Join me for an hour of candid sharing and discussing!

I will also be available for open-ended discussion about teaching with VoiceThread during my July office hour on July 24 at 12pm PDT/ 3pm EDT.  Everyone is welcome and participation is free. Please register in advance here.

Want to learn more about how to teach effectively with VoiceThread?  I recommend the VoiceThread webinar library for a rich collection of free professional development resources!  View them alone or coordinate a small group viewing with your peers for enhanced learning and inquiry.

Are you a college instructor using VoiceThread to move learning beyond the traditional lecture?  Please share with me here:

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