Here are 5 examples of Digital Projects completed by past students that describe Instructional Strategies that I really enjoyed and will tell you why.
In this presentation Jacqueline does an excellent job of capturing viewer attention by jumping right in by telling a story to demonstrate the technique. I like to use stories or personal experiences helping to create an emotional connection which has been proven to deepen learning and retention.
Chris does a really thorough job of presenting Case Studies as an instructional technique. In healthcare we use case studies regularly for the active learning opportunity but also the problem solving skills and critical thinking that is required as students share knowledge and expertise to resolve the situation they have been presented. Chris mentions that good case studies will have students work through the 4 phases of Kolb’s Experiential Learning Model – concrete experience – reflective observation – abstract conceptualization and active experimentation which summarizes the value of case studies.
In this presentation Roy establishes the value of connected communities in learning and does so in a very clear and professional manner. He stresses the role of collaboration for both students and teachers. Connected learning is designed for the digital age as it is powerful relevant and engaging and is ideal for online learning formats by taking advantage of the various forms of technology to create connections.
Starting this presentation with a few powerful questions gave it a great introduction and peaked my interest right away. I thought the animated pictures were well done and flowed extremely well. I agree that field trips can be very motivational for students and create an opportunity to actively engage in the learning outside the typical classroom. Post trip reflection can bring valuable learning having experienced the situation first hand.
Tim presents a learner-led instructional strategy called jigsaws. In jigsaws, the learner takes on a variety of roles. The learner is responsible to master the content of the subject and then presents or teaches the content to the other learners giving them the opportunity to collaborate in group work but also to teach other learners. In this technique the educator’s role is facilitation. I thought the example used with ESL students was effective.