News from the SDU CENTRE FOR TEACHING AND LEARNING April: Active learning with timelines
What is a timeline? The open and web-based tool Timeline JS lets you and your class develop interactive timelines that visualise important events, themes, periods of time, etc. in chronological order. The timeline is displayed as a band at the bottom of the screen, and it is possible to click back and forth between the dates and years placed on the timeline. For each event created on the timeline, header text, video, links, pictures, etc. can be added.
Teaching and Learning courses:
The timeline tool can thus be used in courses where students are to acquire knowledge on periods of time, historical events and years, development within a given subject area and the like. See an example of a timeline:
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What is the learning outcome? When students are involved in the production of a timeline for a given subject it is active learning which helps the students reflect on, create an overview of and see the correlation between the individual elements of a subject. For example, the visualised stories in a timeline help students to better understand why and how development happens than do ordinary text books (Alleman & Brophy, 2003). Interactive timelines are a creative and motivating way for students to concretise time, obtain knowledge and at the same time practice their presentation skills. Timelines make it possible to integrate multiple perspectives and understandings of time and context in teaching and learning and can thus enhance the learning outcome for both students and the teacher. Read the following 2 examples on the use of timelines at comparative literature studies at SDU: - Experiences and learning processes with timelines - Learning outcome and evaluation of timelines - How to get started with timelines
See call. Deadline for submission of abstracts is June 1, 2017. Many teachers use videos in connection with flipped learning, e.g. We have investigated how students’ learning outcomes of videos can be enhanced by adding quiz elements. The results are presented in this video. Also read the paper.
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