Task 2: Contribute to inventory of online activities (badge activity) (no more than 2 hours)

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e-Activity for low literacy students
by Victoria Baxter - Saturday, 28 March 2015, 11:02 AM

I am new to on-line learning and on-line teaching although I use Moodle extensively to support the face to face teaching.

I would like to (may be forced to) move to a blended learning course.  Could you comment on my first learning design.   You can see that I anticipate that some of the students will need a lot of face support to access the on-line aspect of the course.  Any ideas on how to reduce this would be welcome.  Video 'how to's?



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Re: e-Activity for low literacy students
by Judy Sandeman - Sunday, 29 March 2015, 1:01 PM

Hi Victoria,

I liked the design of this activity as it met the individual needs of your students with a specialised wordlist and then contributed to a class list. I am thinking of how this could easily be adapted for use for the international students that I teach who need to build up an academic word list for their future studies.

You mentioned the peer support for using the online dictionary - how would this be given? Would it be face-to-face or online via a webinar or other tool. I think your idea of 'how to' videos would work well though I assume these would be made by the teacher or accessed from the internet.

Thank you  for this contribution.




Abi Ball
Re: e-Activity for low literacy students
by Abi Ball - Monday, 30 March 2015, 7:56 AM


Well done for having a go at this activity. I like how you have used group work at its core. You could consider using other students to demonstrate the glossary activity and to provide ongoing support for it. You could encourage them to develop a community of practice (Wenger, 1998) with students who have used the activity before supporting those who have not. As part of this you could also encourage the students to produce their own resources (such as how to videos or whatever they find the most useful and appropriate).