In the process of designing our online courses, we were keeping emphasizing the importance of communication among students as well as between students and teachers, this is particularly an integral part of the asynchronous session.
What forms of student/student-instructor interactions have you implemented? /What justification can you provide for choosing these forms of students interaction?
After trying out several LMS, we ultimately decided to use Google Classroom. Besides everything in Google classroom gets organized is a neat way, One consideration is that Google Classroom can be accessed from any computer via Google Chrome or from any mobile device regardless of platform, another is that online collaborative learning experience could be enhanced when students use it. We find it useful to have classmates and teachers looking at the mistakes students made and we can both correct them.
Flipgrid is either our tool of facilitating collaboration or an effective way of carrying out the formative assessment. Students will give their video responses to each assignment by using flipgrid, your response video requires a methodical approach, which means in your video, you have to thoroughly describe how you approach the problems, and explain your train of thoughts, instead of simply providing an answer. Flipgrid also allows us to share student videos to Google Classroom. This is a great feature. Under the permission of students, we can share those excellent demonstration videos with the rest of the students.
What guidelines or assessment practices will you adopt to ensure that interactions are meaningful, supportive, and relevant?
Considering our class content and its target students group, we are inclined to give the priority to formative assessment. We hope that our overall online learning concept could pay more attention to students’ understanding of teacher guidance, and to enhance supportive feedback between teachers and students, students and students. I think such a formative assessment strategy may provide students with a chance to practice skill development.
Formative assessment will happen after every class section which aims to record students’ pace for learning outcomes and help students gain an insight into Vedic Mathematics. We will deliver quizzes via Google Classroom, and students will give their video responses to each assignment by using flipgrid, students’ response video requires a methodical approach, which means in their video, they have to thoroughly describe how they approach the problems and explain their train of thoughts, instead of simply providing an answer.
Vedic mathematics help simplify the process of learning mathematics and students will learn to reason which will result in innovations. Furthermore, We hope that the strategies of collaboration and communication we adopted could encourage students to work together and create knowledge to invent, to explore new ways of doing things.