E-tivities are frameworks for enabling at least two people, and usually many more, to work and learn together remotely. The more diverse the participants, the better e-tivities work.
E-tivities use the accessible features of your institutional or corporate VLE/LMS - no new technology needed!
Why not give one a try today? Set it up yourself or perhaps ask a student for help.
Invent your own:
Try out this one: (Please let me know if you try this and how it went with your students. or have you got any successful e-tivities to share?)
Title: Have you met the real Santa Claus?
Purpose: Exploring scientific knowledge and methods
Task Summary: A chance for an important philosophical and scientific discussion – for your chosen subject. No marks but might change your life, or at least you might meet someone new, interested in your subject.
Spark: Take a deep breath (it’s fast) and watch this youtube video
Watch it again if you need to!
Individual contribution: What surprised you? What did you know before?
Can you think of anything that changed your mind about your subject? Try and articulate why. 100 words max per posting. Complete by Friday please. <link to pre prepared forum>
Participation: Over the weekend, think about at least three postings by your peers. Indicate what you think they are hypothesizing and whether you think these could be proved or disproved and how – post your response. Max 100 words per reply.
Post another short video or article if you can find one to support your views.
But keep discussing after that. Can you spot people with views like yours, or completely different?
Moderator Intervention: I’ll come in on Monday and give feedback
Schedule & Time: Around 90 mins spread over 2 or 3 sessions. More if you’d like to have a Zoom discussion with each other. 30 minutes or so to read my summary and think about the relevance of scientific methods for your course this semester.
More about E-tivities
Professor Gilly Salmon's website
Education Alchemists Services : workshops on e-tivities for all
E-tivities book available on Amazon