Digital Artefacts as Homework #edcmooc

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As a last assignment for the E-Learning and Digital Cultures Course we were supposed to produce a digital artefact in which we should present what we have learned out of the course. This Artefact was allowed in all formats, it should only be accessible in the internet. It is a strange feeling when you submit your homework and just copy in a link. On the other hand, behind each link there is a lot of work, so there is nothing to be ashamed of.  It is impossible to show you ALL the artefacts as this course has been very productive. We are everywhere in the internet. I would rather  show you some examples of great and useful tools which I meant to introduce to you anyway.  They are interesting for learners, teachers or other professional use (presentations, etc.). I was searching for the term  EDCMOOC (E-Learning and Digital Cultures Massive Open Online Course), so when you click the links below you will have a vast choice and you can choose which ones you like best and want to have a closer look at. Some students did not label their work as ‚artefact‘ so I did not use it as a search term. However, if you add it, there might be even more results.

There was a timely recommendation of 5 minutes that every film or presentation should belong. Of course not everybody could or would meet this. Therefor it could take you quite a while to watch all of it: Assumed that each artefact is watched  and understood within 5 minutes and ‚only‘ 7000 of the ten thousands of participants made one, this would be 35,000 minutes of material or  a bit over 583 hours. 7000 active users is a known number from comparible courses. If you would watch them without being distracted by sleep, bathroom needs or food, this would sum up to 24 days. Assumed there has been less active participants and it was only 1000 who submitted an artefact, it would still be 5000 minutes or over 83 hours, which would make you sit or lie there for 3,5 days.

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Too much? Ok. So I will introduce more exciting tools and platforms another time. By the way, if you have understood the course’s content and if your artefact meets the expectations of the modern learner is decided by fellow students. It’s called peer evaluation when, after submitting your own work, you evaluate the work of others by given criteria. It is very interesting to see these – not from people out of you chosen learning network where there is a basic understanding of each other – randomly assigned works. Then it is up to you to judge them fairly.

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2 Gedanken zu „Digital Artefacts as Homework #edcmooc

  1. The picture is worth a 1000 words (or artefacts) no matter how exciting each artefact is. Great point on the time spent. Many of us were giving feedback prior which was more casual. I found the actual evaluation process much harder because I wanted to be fair and assess each artefact on the criteria as well as on creativity (how well it brought forth the messages to evoke a response in me).

  2. Nice sums, Diana. That would be an awful lot of marking were it only the teachers who assessed the artefacts! I enjoyed the peer reviewing process. Not only to get exposure to a wide range of work. but as an activity in itself. There is a definite skill in giving constructive feedback, and done correctly it can be immensely helpful. It was a good exercise for everyone to have to do I think.

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