Title

Student-pull instead of instructor-push: in preparation for a student learning dash­board

Abstract

A typical model of blending in-class learning with technology-enabled student experiences outside class makes use of a course management system (CMS), such as Blackboard. In this model, all the course management work is exclusively performed by the course instructor. Some attempts have been made to steer away from having the online content and activities be created, maintained, and monitored solely by the instructor. Discussion boards, student breakout groups, and student portfolios are examples of shifting some responsibilities to the students. However, the instructor continues to be the main arbiter of these activities, and tools that support student contributions are entirely under the control of the same, monopolistic CMS.

Publication Date

6-1-2012

Journal Title

Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges

Publisher

ACM (Association for Computing Machinery)

Document Type

Article

Rights

Copyright © 2012, Association for Computing Machinery, Inc.