Denise Dejonghe

Learner-Learner Interaction

Blog Post created by Denise Dejonghe on Jun 8, 2017

Learner Interaction promotes engagement, cognitive presence and retention in online courses. Research into the effectives of interaction with classmates is described on pages 13-14 of Learning Effectiveness Online: What the Research Tells Us. Out of the three types of interaction (learner-content, learner-learner, and learner-instructor), we find that learner-learner interaction usually requires the most focus when redesigning on-ground courses for the online learning environment. Interaction between students that occurs naturally in on-ground courses takes planning and design in the online environment. 

 

Ideas for Learner-Learner Interaction

  • Brainstorm ideas together rather than individually
  • Create concept maps together as they learn new topics throughout the course 

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bubbl.us
vue.tufts.edu
canva.com mind maps
lucidchart.com
brainpop.com

  • Review each other's work and provide ideas
  • Locate examples of course topics (articles, websites, images, videos) as a team or with a group and share them with the class
  • Create study guides, flash cards, or poll questions then share with each other and the class
  • Teach each other course topics through images, audio or a video. 
  • Write a collaborative paper or create a poster, video or presentation as a group or with a partner
  • Create collaborative, visual assignments that achieve the same learning objectives as quizzes but are created with a peer or in a group

 

Canvas Collaboration Tools & Features that we suggest to instructors as they design for learner-learner interaction

 

Third-Party Collaborative applications that will embed within Canvas 


Please suggest any other ideas and tools that promote Learner-Learner Interaction! 

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