Distracted Minds or Active Learners?

Distracted Minds or Active Learners?

There is a new Reading Group at LCC DigiPed: Digital Pedagogy Reading Group. The group is both online and meets face-to-face. You can participtate in either or both modes.

The topic for the inaugural meeting is Distracted Minds or Active Learners? focused on students’ use of personal devices in the classroom.

The readings are available online and you can comment on and discuss them anytime and/or attend the face-to-face meeting on Thursday 12th December, 11.30-12.30 in T803. Booking is essential (see below).

Photo of Constance Iloh teaching at University of California Irvine
Constance Iloh teaching at University of California Irvine (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

The Readings

There are two readings for Distracted Minds or Active Learners?

1) The Distracted Classroom
Lang, J.M. (2017), The Distracted Classroom, The Chronicle of Higher Education
https://www.chronicle.com/article/The-Distracted-Classroom/239446  

2) Everybody Phones Out: Teaching experiments with Instagram
Burns, E., MacLachlan, J., and Rees, J.C., (2016) Everybody Phones Out: Teaching experiments with Instagram, Spark: UAL Creative Teaching and Learning Journal 1(2)
https://sparkjournal.arts.ac.uk/index.php/spark/article/view/24/49 

Comment & Discuss (Online)

You can comment on a shared copy of each reading using Word Online (UAL login required):

You can also raise discussion points in the DigiPed channel within the Teaching @ LCC Microsoft Team (UAL login required).

Comment & Discuss (Face-to-face)

The face-to-face meeting is on Thursday 12th December, 11.30-12.30 in T803. There will be coffee/tea available from 11.15. Please read at least one, preferably both articles before attending the face-to-face meeting!

Booking Required

You will need to book to attend the face-to-face meeting; go to the Course Search in iTrent & search for ‘distracted’ to book your place.

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