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

  1. Nathaniel Ostashewski, Curtin University, Australia
  2. Andrew Brennan, Curtin University, Australia
  3. Romana Martin, Curtin University, Australia
Wednesday, June 25 10:00-10:30 AM B3117

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 ...