The Question: How will you connect two communities of students in a learning activity through the use of a web 2.0 platform?
My plan at this time is to connect two sections of my HUC 106 Public Speaking course through Box.com. Both courses are already a part of the communal Box.com Public Speaking group.
In terms of the work, it will be through peer review where students will be providing perspectives, idea generation, evaluation of logical argumentation and speech structure. This will be for their final speech, the persuasive speech.
Students will be grouped in fours, two from each class. Both students from Class 1 will read the speeches of Class 2 and vice versa. They will then provide feedback and comments for change. Criteria for appropriate feedback will be determined at a later date.
The goal of this exercise is that by evaluating another student's speech, they will be able to put into practice what they've learned about speech development and be flexible in their knowledge by working on someone else's work, not just their own. Also, by collaborating in this way, new ideas and perspectives might be shared peer to peer.