Blended learning and digital curation: A course activity design encouraging student engagement and developing critical analysis skills

ID: 43191 Type: Full Paper: Case Study
  1. Nathaniel Ostashewski, Andrew Brennan, and Romana Martin, Curtin University, Australia

Wednesday, June 25 10:00-10:30 AM

Presider:
Aviva Chmiel, university of lausanne, switzerland, Switzerland

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.

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