I plan to use Google Groups as a discussion platform that connects students in my hybrid and regular MAT 120 (statistics) courses. Since this is the first time I will be using web 2.0 tools, I will be careful not to post too many things online. I feel google groups would be an ideal tool to enhance discussion between two classes. First, I would be posting a concept that was taught in class and see how students react to it. Based on students’ response I will be posting more concepts and real-world problems on the discussion board for student discussion and peer to peer learning. My challenges would be to make everyone participate and to make sure I read all the posts.
At the end of the semester, students will be asked to comment/write a reflection on their online experience. I might ask them to do this on the discussion board.