Online Class and Collaborative Activities

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This helpful resource presents some tools that you can use for online classroom and collaborative activities. Interactive online classes are more beneficial, and fun, to both the educator and the student. Using online collaborative activities within the classroom can encourage interaction. This guide presents some best practice tips.

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There are several approaches you can implement to help overcome the initial feeling of isolation and ‘is there anyone out there?’ when teaching online. One way to surmount the potential silence of an online classroom is to get students to collaborate, either with the whole class or in smaller groups. Careful planning and implementation of collaborative activities will encourage student engagement in the class.

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The toolkit is a set of 8 modules, delivered and accessible asynchronously, online, incorporating elements of information literacy, critical thinking and academic writing skills to allow students prepare for and complete an assignment in line with best practice in academic integrity.

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A brief showcase of existing MTU Crawford initiatives that nurture wellness within teaching and learning, followed by an online talk and Q&A, delivered by Rhonda Schaller (Pratt Institute, Brooklyn). Rhonda is a Fulbright Specialist in contemplative and wellbeing pedagogy.

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URL: https://openteach.ie/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Take-Away-Unit-2_-Online-class-collaborations-_V3.pdf

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