Cultivating Students' Asynchronous Online Learning with Yellowdig, Fall 2017
Tuesday, October 3, 1:00p.m. - 2:15p.m.
Falvey Memorial Library, Room 205
The asynchronous learning environment enables students to actively participate in their own learning and gives them the opportunity to interact with peers, provide feedback, and reflect on the status of personal learning (Harris, Mishra, & Koehler, 2009; Simonson, Smaldino, Albright, & Zvacek, 2012).
We will discuss characteristics of asynchronous online learning and ways to promote interactions and collaborations to better engage students. You will become familiar with Yellowdig, an asynchronous social learning platform integrated with Blackboard. With Yellowdig, you can engage students with various resources including videos, news articles, blogs and more. This platform also lends itself to encouraging student collaboration, peer learning, and personal connection with the subject matter. You will test drive Yellowdig, consider ways to utilize it for your course and extend student learning. Please bring your laptop to the session.
Presenters: Andy-Guoqiang Cui, VITAL and Richard Wack, UNIT-CIT