Collaborating and exploring further
During this lesson we will work collaboratively as you apply the skills you developed in finding resources on YouTube. Our focus will be on other educational video collections.
Your tutor will place you in smaller groups (which we refer to as research groups) and invite you to join a group. You must do this before you are able to proceed.
Some recommended sites to explore and evaluate include:
Each team will be required to research two resources sites. The tutor will allocate your group two sites on a first-come, first-served basis, so put in your request as soon as you have made contact with your research group. Your group may select ONE site which is not listed above, in which case you should contact your tutor and request to use this alternative site.
- Go to your research group forum and discuss the set of criteria you will use to evaluate the resource sites you will research. Assign one team member to set up a Google Drive document to collaboratively write these criteria. Share the document with all research group members and your tutor.
- Discuss how you will divide up the work of researching the two sites. You may like to connect via a conference call using a video conferencing resource such as Skype or a Google Hangout.
- Research the sites as planned and report back to the Google Drive document. What are the strong points of each resource site and what great resources did you uncover?
- Your tutor will set up a wiki which you and the large group will populate with the information you have researched. A wiki page will be assigned to each educational site and the different research groups will all collaborate to write about the sites they have researched. More than one research group may have researched a particular site. Report on your findings by writing on the wiki page. The content can be organised in any way you would like but should at least include:
- The pros and cons of the site.
- A basic conclusion of your evaluation of the site – you will need to reach consensus with other authors who may not agree with you.
- A list of some of the best resources that can be found on the site. Include a link and a one-sentence synopsis of each video.
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