This is a photo sharing task which encourages students to reflect upon things they do in order to relax or reward themselves.
Institution reporting the task:
University of Warwick home page
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References and acknowledgements:
Comparison & analysis
Language(s) that the task can be used in:
Dominant language production:
|Online communication skills|
Specific pedagogical objectives:
Development of students interest in cultural similarities and differences
Suggested Communication Tools:
A forum is created on our shared platform and students upload a picture of “my little treat” “ce qui me fait plaisir”. They add a short caption or description. The images are then aggregated in a playlist in the portal and voting is enabled in order to rank the most popular “treats”. The task is introduced in class as part of an introduction to using a forum and completed outside class. The first posting was made by a tutor. This is ultimately a co-creation task as the output is a shared playlist of images which are then discussed/voted on.
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Criteria for Completion:
This task was not assessed. It was part of an icebreaker to get the two cohorts to see similarities/differences. It was very popular and student engagement and participation was good.
I included this activity in an evaluation presented at the Léon conference in February 2014. The paper will be included in a book to be published by Rob O’ Dowd. I am attaching a summary of the task.
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Comments and suggestions:
The finished playlist can be viewed here