Luckily I had an activity in mind which I had long wanted to develop. I have always been passionate about teaching good referencing practice. (This is partly because it took me a long time to get my head around referencing!) I also love Forum posting.
Combine the two! What could go wrong.
Since I was mid-way through a module, I decided to test my lovely e-tivity live.
well, that certainly was an interesting experience. As they say of e-teaching, serendipidous learning should be welcomed!
I teach in two cluster groups, so had the benefit of seeing how things
go wrong work differently with different groups of students.
Group #1 - student immediately posts complicated secondary referencing example.
Group #2 - a student posts reflections on alphabetical listing in the full references, about which there is conflicting advice in the module materials. Another tutor and I cross-post (at the same time) further conflicting opinions and enter into a messy dialogue which may lead to students disengaging from the thread.
Watch this space!!!