Group Work

Group Work

Digital Project Reflection

First I selected the topic ‘Group Work.’ Barkley (2010, p.124) identifies the effective use of group work (T/S 35) as a strategy for promoting active learning. I relied upon Barkley (2010, p.124), Merriam & Bierema (2013, p.118), Vygotsky (1980) and Brown (2015, p.8) for content, first creating the slides in PowerPoint due to the authenticity of this medium as an instructor tool. Then I practiced speaking as I progressed through the slides, changing my selection of wording and trimming until it was under the 5 minute time limit. Then I downloaded the Office Mix add-on for PowerPoint and recorded a voice-over that matched the slides. Then I saved the PowerPoint as an MP4 video, uploaded to YouTube and investigated the Creative Commons license. Included in the Digital Project: Context, Advantages, Disadvantages, Best Practices, Role of Instructor, Role of Learners, Personalized Examples and References.