Online Collaborative Inquiry


Objectives:

I can provide feedback to peers using a class created rubric.

I draw conclusions by finding patterns in spreadsheets.

I contribute to and craft collaborative essays.

I remix what I read into new stuff you enjoy.

Readings:

Connected Learning Alliance. (2011). How New Digital Media and the Internet are Fueling an Innovative Surge in Communication, Creativity and Collaboration. http://vimeo.com/22465810

Ellis, K., Rosenfeld, L., Borovy, A. E., Keely, D., Painter, S., & Sutherland, K. (2011). Big thinkers: Sasha Barab on new-media engagement. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1GBDAaXEvDo

Jenkins, H. (2009). Confronting the challenges of participatory culture: Media education for the 21st century. MIT Press.(pages x1-27).

Derosa, R. (2015). Working in/at public. Hybrid Pedagogy. Retrieved from: http://www.hybridpedagogy.com/journal/working-inat-public/

Tasks:

  • Complete two blog posts per week. The first– an analysis on the reading. The second a reflection on your use of digital texts and tools for collaboration.

Due date: Complete four posts across the module. Make a schedule. Stick to it.

  • Analyze, lurk, or participate in a Twitter chat. You may choose to participate, watch live, or analyze a transcript.

Due date: Post an analysis on your blog by 2/27 This can count as one of your four posts.

  • Post replies to the content people share. Start up conversations about what your peers write. Trust me, it adds both skill and joy to your writing.

Due date: Early and often.

  • Hang out in the class stream. I need to see social engagement around the content

Performance Assessment: Collaborative Essays

Form a writing group in class (minimum of three members). As a group you will write an essay analyzing a learning community. You will use the values and design principles of #ConnectedLearning as an analytical lens.

Due Date: Roster and Timeline of deliverables: 2/22
Completed essay by 2/27.

Assignment Description:

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