The top 4 elements of my electronically-mediated unit and why they’re so crucial?
- Students work in CoP’s. This is crucial because students will experience a much higher degree of creative output than if they were working alone and thus, a far more authentic and meaningful experience with the unit.
- Students engage in SLT. This is crucial because students develop collaborative problem-solving skills that will serve them in many facets of their lives.
- Students are afforded multiple opportunities to make their own choices only parameters are provided, how they meet the parameters is on them individually and collaboratively. This is crucial because 21st Century learners want to be able to make choices about their learning, they want to partner with instructors to chart the course and they want multiple ways to demonstrate mastery. This unit allows for all of that.
- Students receive weekly, rapid and authentic formative feedback from peers and instructor. This is crucial because 21st Century learners have a “level-up” mentality (John Seeley-Brown) and they want prompt feedback so they can understand what needs to happen to meet their goals.