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Developing confidence in evaluation
Get students to practice formulating and expressing critical assessments in an online environment prior to classroom discussion.
In classroom teaching, students can be hesitant to participate especially in demanding activities such as those requiring critical evaluation.
This sixth-form college course in ICT uses VLE activities as preparation for classroom work. For example, where students are asked to critically evaluate a web-based resources, they post their observations to a discussion board over several days. In class, their contributions are discussed and the tutor provides feedback. This has led to more participation, and more reflective and deeper contributions.
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