The purpose of the E-tivities Framework is to enable academics, learning developers and teachers of all kinds to design for active, engaged online participation for their students. E-tivities provide examples of learner-centred ways of together remotely.
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Title: You have 80 years to solve this problem
Purpose: Practise data interrogation, extrapolation, reflection and ‘big picture thinking’. Practise preparing presentations and receiving feedback. These skills will help you throughout your course.
Task Summary: Working together in groups of 6, you will explore a report on global capacity to accommodate a growing population, develop an action list for the world, and advise your university of the most important curricula to save the world. Ok?!
Spark: Global population is expected to rise from today’s 7 billion to 11.2 billion by the end of this century. Consider the information at ‘Half of the world’s habitable land is used for agriculture’ www.ourworldindata.org/global-land-for-agriculture
Individual contribution: Individually, assess the data and metrics presented. Identify and post <wiki link> two of your proposed most significant interventions. Complete by 5 pm on Monday evening.
Participation 1: Meet on or offline in your groups and review the individual work. By consensus, build an agreed priority list for what job roles, skills and knowledge might be the most important to tackle these kinds of complex adaptive systemic problems. Create a short video together (5 mins max) and post in the wiki. Complete by 5 pm Thursday please.
Participation 2: Choose one other group and ask them to review your video. Listen carefully to their feedback. Offer meaningful supportive feedback to theirs. Improve your videos
Moderator Intervention: I’ll come in on Sunday and give my feedback and additional resources.
Schedule & Time: Individual work: from 1 hour. Group work to presentation, from 3 hours. Receiving feedback presentation and discussing in your group, 2 hours. Improving video, 1 hour. Posting your thoughts and resources in the wiki, 1 hour. Considering my feedback. 1 hour. A total of 9+ hours spread over about a week. Keep building on the wiki.
More about E-tivities
Professor Gilly Salmon's website
Education Alchemists Services : workshops on e-tivities for all
E-tivities book available on Amazon