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Collaborative curation in the classroom

Hack, Catherine (2015) Collaborative curation in the classroom. In: Smart Learning: Teaching and learning with smartphones and tablets. (Eds: Middleton, Andrew), Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, pp. 226-230. ISBN 978-1843873839 [Book section]

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In this case study the use of a spreadsheet in Google Docs to support students as they collate and curate evidence is demonstrated. Working collaboratively in small groups, students searched both traditional and social online media for articles on the growth of genetically modified (GM) crops, in order to answer the question: “ Is the UK media biased against GM crops?”. The structure of the spreadsheet facilitated the organisation and analysis of the information retrieved. The activity supported students as they developed search strategies and established criteria for evaluating the credibility of sources and evidence. The activity encouraged students to consider the stakeholders in an important bioethical issue, and identify alternative perspectives on the associated risks and benefits; a useful precursor for undertaking more formalised bioethical reasoning.

Item Type:Book section
Keywords:Google docs, collaboration, smart devices
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Biomedical Sciences
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
ID Code:31703
Deposited By: Dr Catherine Hack
Deposited On:27 May 2015 15:45
Last Modified:17 Oct 2017 16:18

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