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History Teaching with Moodle 2 by John Mannion

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Chapter 6. Student Collaboration

In this chapter, we will look at how to set up opportunities for students to collaborate in their learning. Moodle enables students to work together and learn together. A student could for example write their own murder story about a medieval monastery. If however, they are required to work in a group to produce their story, opportunities are opened up to extend their use of historical vocabulary and make the exercise more enjoyable. From the teacher's point of view, the exercise is useful for encouraging students to take responsibility for their work and providing a whole new audience for the finished story. This group approach to creative writing and developing skills of historical research or use of empathy ...

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