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Hi Tvisha,
Thanks so much for your feedback. I think peer teaching/tutorial is a great idea not only to get around difficult materials but also bond students together and eliminate language barriers.
Also I agree that the topic choices can be broadened away from personal narrative, and yes the students might have different focuses and interests depending where they are located/coming from, and/or the fashion this course is run (i.e. whether it's a stand alone course or integrated into an existing program, etc.)
Thanks very much again Tvisha, your feedback is well taken.
Best regards
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Hi Camila,
That's a great question. In a way I am glad connectivity resonates as the only concern on the idea. As you might see from my response to Rasal (who raised the same question) above, I explained why I was optimistic for the connectivity problem to be solved very soon.
To tailor the course to reach places with little or no connectivity, I image the local support team, if available, will provide on-site instruction for the students and act as a focal point, including distributing/broadcasting the course content from Google Classroom offline and collecting students' works.
Another possibility, in my opinion, combined with the on-site support and instruction above, is to have students do and store their work on their devices and/or Google Drive offline, and sync/submit them when they are connected to Google Classroom even though interactivity with peers and instructors on the Google Classroom will be compromised quite a bit.
Thanks again for your thoughtful feedback.
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Hi Rasal,
Thanks so much for your thoughtful feedback. Being mindful about providing equal opportunities/access for all, I had the same concerns for children who live in places with no Internet connection. On the positive side, as I mentioned in my application, mobile technology improvements have increased access and reduced subscription costs by 99% from 2005 to 2013 (Winthrop, McGivney, William, & Shankar, 2017), which helps make the implementation cost effective and highly feasible. I am very positive that the problem of connectivity will be picked up in the very near future if it's not already been. When waiting for the connectivity problem to be solved, I suppose the idea can be implemented at regions that have connectivity. I may also stress that having a smart phone would make it easier and more flexible for the students, hence not a prerequisite to join the course.
Thanks again.
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