‌Collaborating and Communicating Online

WHEN: Tuesday 8 November 2016, 11am to 12.30, online
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In this workshop, participants will explore techniques and tools for actively engaging students in collaborative activities in a blended course. The workshop will focus on technologies which are either openly available or accessible to DIT staff and students within webcourses.

Learning outcomes

At the end of this workshop you will be able to:
•    identify strategies for engaging students in collaborative online activities
•    identify appropriate tools for facilitating collaboration in the online environment
•    outline ways in which these tools can be used to enhance teaching and learning
•    recognise potential challenges of collaborative online activities and identify possible solutions

This workshop is part of the 2016 Master Blender Series - attend just this workshop, or attend four in total to earn your Master Blender badge.

Who is this workshop suitable for?

This workshop is suitable for all academic staff. Previous experience of webcourses would be helpful. At a minimum you should know how to log into webcourses and have access to at least one webcourses module.

Links to DIT Institutional Objectives

This workshop is considered to support the following DIT institutional objectives:

  • Develop and support teaching excellence
  • Develop key skills & competencies in students
  • Promote diversity of learning opportunities
  • Develop and support external and internal engagement
Any pre-requisites / advance preparation required?

You will need a PC/Mac with internet connection and a headset with microphone.

Facilitated by?

This workshop is facilitated by Frances Boylan and Pauline Rooney, eLearning Development Officer.