Sharing good practice – Wiki group work on Inclusion and Exclusion in Higher Education (Sarah Aiston and Julie Rattray)
Julie Mulvey and I recently presented at the North East Regional Learning and Teaching Conference in Sunderland. We were showcasing the excellent use of a wiki by Sarah Aiston and Julie Rattray for their course Higher Education: Issues of Inclusion and Exclusion. We generated some good discussion about the ways these tools, and particular visual images can give students new ways of exploring their learning.
The technology let us down on the day (always embarrasing for a learning technologist) but we wanted to share this practice with the attendees through ‘Voicethread’ www.voicethread.com. The Voicethread below explains how Julie and Sarah successfully encouraged students to explore these issues through collaborative online group work as a formative exercise, before producing individual summative work on the topic. Click the right arrow at the bottom to move forward through the thread and play at them bottom tp play the main video interview. Click the boxes at the edge to play the video comments. The Voicethread consists of some presentation slides giving context and explanation, several video slides showing extracts from an interview with Sarah, as well as comments from one of the students on the course, and Julie Rattray, the other course tutor. You can sign up to Voicethread and add your own comments.