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Denis commented on Study Together - A Virtual Study Room

We need an educational app that supports Buddy and trio etc. work. What do you know about Discord?

Hi Oliver,
I totally agree with your idea. When I started tutoring (as a complete novice) in The Open University I decided that I would do whatever helped the students learn ... And I would call that teaching. But even the best individuals need a supportive culture and can i suggest The 5 Steps by Gilly Salmon ... Have a look at this .. https://youtu.be/ILCnUgfeuoc
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Denis commented on Learning-by-Doing TOGETHER

I don't know whether you have read my contribution and I know its very hard to see the potential effects of a properly mediated implementation of it but I'm trying to target the generation and precise definition of a personal educational goal. Take for instance
I'm bad at maths because ...
I'm good at maths because ...
I would be better at maths if I ...
(And then later after social sharing/ buddy work)
We should ...

This format... Bad/good/If I/We should is a constant in this scaffolding. I know its very formulaic and simplistic but it fundamentally encourages autonomy and once completed is a meta educational process in its own right.

It embodies self evaluation of current status, identification of growth and achievements, the personal invention of ... The best way forward for me ... And (after discussion) for Us.

Obviously it has to be fitted in to any curriculum.

I like your idea of plug and play because incremental innovation is more likely than blue skies. Fundamentally this whole IDEO challenge takes this approach. I'm trying to read as many contributions as possible but I can't help thinking that their is a crying need for a social media educational app which ticks all the boxes