Using RSS Aggregation to Promote Quasi-Collaborative Learning

Session Details

Wednesday, January 21, 2009
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Curacao 5-8

Session Type: Faculty Innovation Showcase

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Abstract

This project explores the use of a suite of web-based tools, including blogs, Google Docs, and a wiki, all linked by RSS aggregation, to construct a course environment that promotes genuine collaboration and substantive interaction and results in a tangible product of sufficient quality to be used as a resource in subsequent courses. Each course topic had a page on the course website, which was designed to be a one-stop location for information on that topic. The information included readings on the topic, each student's critical reflections on what he or she read, a Delicious feed on the topic, and collaborative notes from class discussion.