Your Name and Title:  Robert Maxwell, Ph.D., Academic Professional

School, Library, or Organization Name:  Georgia State University


Area of the World from Which You Will Present:  Atlanta, GA, USA

Language in Which You Will Present:  English

Target Audience(s):  Undergraduate Educators, Advanced Placement Educators

Short Session Description (one line): Using daily newsletters and blogs to encourage daily participation in undergraduate biology.

Full Session Description (as long as you would like):  Building a course social environment using Oxwall software, has allowed students to join a semester long conversation about biology.  Using a framework based on Massive Open Online Classes (MOOC), students are encouraged to daily think about biology and work on understanding specific topics.  Daily blogs are used to construct milestone essays, which in turn are used for a final reflective paper on their individual learning experiences in biology.

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Tags: 2012SLS, MOOC, biology, connectivist, network, social, undergraduate

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Love the use of social media for the sciences.  Thanks for submitting.



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