This week I asked participants to collaborate on a short piece of research, addressing the question:
“What is the best way to cook an egg?”
The task was challenging, not least because of the ambiguity inherent in the task but also because of the short amount of time they had to complete it in. Moreover, for many of the participants additional challenges presented themselves because of the need to collaborate using a technology (Google Docs) that some of them had never encountered before. I am pleased to say that many of the participants not only demonstrated their ability to work collaboratively but also displayed the resilience many of them referred to as being integral to in(ter)dependent learning in week one.
As I write this, with one hour to go until the 6PM deadline, one or two groups are still editing and refining their articles. Others have finished and blog posts, reflecting on week two, have started to be posted. I will be reading and responding to both the articles and blog posts over the course of week three. Additionally, the first badges will be issued this week to those participants who took an active role in their group’s research project.
Published Articles: What is the best way to cook an egg?
In week two #crit101 is turning its attention to research and enquiry. The week two page has been updated with reading material and information about this week’s assignments.
Like last week there will be a live video lecture at 7:30PM (GMT) on Monday (28.01.13). Check the blog or Twitter around 7:25 for the link. Once again the slides will be made available prior to the lecture, and a recording will be made available shortly afterwards.
The main assignment in week two requires you to conduct research and work collaboratively with your peers using Google Docs. More information about this is available on the week two page and will also be explained in detail during the introductory lecture.
The Twitter discussion will be on Wednesday (30.01.13) between 7PM and 8PM (GMT).
On top of this, I wish to encourage you all to read and comment on each others blog posts from week one. You can find them here on the #crit101 blog. I have added an archive so that it is easy to access all posts published on the site. I will be adding my own thoughts to your posts, but commenting is a key component of the blogging process, and I think it would be useful for you to keep the discussion about in(ter)dependent learning going as the course develops.