Introduction of Online Collaboration Learning Environment in Tutorials – Integrated Quizlet for Collaboration (IQC) – By Sohee Kang, Brian Harrington, Michael Dennis & Neeilan Selvalingam
Rapid advances in communication technology are transforming the experiences of students in education. Mobile devices and wireless technologies allow a higher degree of flexibility in the ways students access learning materials, interact and collaborate with each other, and communicate with their instructors in both face-to-face and online courses. We will utilize this communication technology to create a collaborative learning environment for weekly assessment in tutorials. In this presentation, we introduce the Integrated Quizlet for Collaboration (IQC), which was created with the assistance of the ITIF (Instructional Technology Innovation Fund). The IQC is an online Immediate Feedback Assessment Technique (IF-AT) system for use in weekly tutorial assessment. This system works on any Internet connected device, and integrates with a leader board to encourage student engagement through positive reinforcement. The IQC provides a number of significant educational benefits, including better retention of course materials and increased student engagement. This web-based interface could be readily adapted to other courses providing the benefits of IF-AT cards, without additional effort or expense. We will present both the instructor/TA the student interfaces of the system. We will also demonstrate how the system allows students to quickly make ad-hoc groups in, and work on the quiz collaboratively. Two undergraduate students-developers will co-present in the session to share their experience.