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Blended learning and digital curation: A course activity design encouraging student engagement and developing critical analysis skills
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EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Tampere, Finland ISBN 978-1-939797-08-7 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC

Abstract

This paper describes a blended learning design case study incorporating digital curation as a repeating series of classroom activities delivered in a university economics course. Digital curation, in education, has been described as the collection, organization, interpretation, annotation, and sharing of online resources by students on a topic of inquiry. In the case presented in this study, digital curation activities were presented to students prior to guest lectures in order to generate more informed student discussions. A second component of the digital curation activity included post-lecture review and critique of curated materials. Students reported that engagement with the digital curation activities supported their preparation for lecture discussions and development of critical analysis skills. In theory digital curation supports the sharing of collected resources between learners. In practice digital curation also supports blended learning for 21st Century learners.

Citation

Ostashewski, N., Brennan, A. & Martin, R. (2014). Blended learning and digital curation: A course activity design encouraging student engagement and developing critical analysis skills. In J. Viteli & M. Leikomaa (Eds.), Proceedings of EdMedia 2014--World Conference on Educational Media and Technology. Tampere, Finland: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved March 22, 2019 from .

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