The Non-Disposable Assignment: Enhancing Personalised Learning

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Digital Storytelling as an Approach to Non-Disposable Assignments

As promised I have collated some resources on digital storytelling which could be a method for engaging students in non-disposable assignments. Digital storytelling is a form of digital media production that allows individuals to tell a story with video. These… Continue Reading →

Participants, what will your discernment imply?

As I ponder my dissertation topic, The Soul of Higher Education (I reserve the right to change my question) as it relates to one’s Vocation, within the context of the Non-Disposable Assignment workshop, I wonder, will the topic of the… Continue Reading →

Resources and Feedback from our First Session

In our first session participants were asked to reflect on their own experience in school. We asked: what makes an assignment memorable, meaningful, and important? Participants recalled assignments which were interest-driven and inquiry led. Also mentioned were those activities which… Continue Reading →

Student Perspective on Wiki Assignment

Last spring I gave the students a questionnaire to get feedback on their experience with the wiki assignment.  Here are the results. Frequent comments: liked being able to work on multiple topics, not just one workload was distributed (over 4… Continue Reading →

Relevance to the Student

  It occurs to me that relevance is a key factor for creating a non-disposable project.  I am inheriting a new course this term (forest ecology & silvics).  Just by the nature of the topic, the ecology part will likely… Continue Reading →

A Tale of Two Bridges Campuses abound with energy, ideas and an endless supply of student engagement. On-site, students can walk out of their classes,  into a tentful of other students who are more than happy to engage them in… Continue Reading →

Breaking Ground

The link above is a nice image of my reflections following the session last week: I love the idea, but can I get around the technology to support my students in participating in open learning? So…. I had wanted to… Continue Reading →

Why stop at an assignment?

This workshop was scheduled at just the right time. I am comfortably teaching a first year class that has been recently redesigned, and have a brand new prep for the spring. I have a blank slate to fill, and the… Continue Reading →

If I had a nickel for every student assignment that was never picked up, I’d be a wealthy woman!

This initial workshop in the series already has me hooked. It was my first introduction to the idea of The Non-Disposable Assignment. My early impression is of the benefits to students, as well the credibility it would yield the instructor,… Continue Reading →

Engaging Students as Editors of an Undergraduate Journal

David Livingstone from Liberal Studies describe the Compass Rose Undergraduate Journal project which is curated by a student directed editorial board.

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