Learning is refined and extended through prompted and supported opportunities to focus on understanding and next steps. While there are lots of ways to support student reflection about their learning and what they create to showcase it, technology plays a key role in:
- holding onto comments and tracking who made them
- annotating and social bookmarking
- creating versions and drafts that are easy to keep and edit
- connecting multiple products together (collating) in a new order to highlight an area of growth
Michelle’s class has multiple assignments, but no final exam in the traditional sense. Instead, students reflect on what they have learned in her class and how they intend to use it through a digital portfolio. In each portfolio, students put examples of their work that they have annotated and made comments on. They also have examples of the feedback they provided to other students, and samples of their comments in the class discussion. They explain their learning through a short video that has links to all the various examples in the portfolio.
Breadth of Options (3E)
Below are examples of using learning technologies that help students reflect and grow.For more examples of using learning technologies under the 3E Framework, see Illustrative examples of using learning technologies with the 3E framework.
Students create digital portfolios that provide spaces for them to share examples and reflections on their learning with the instructor.
Students create digital portfolios that provide spaces for them to share examples and reflections on their learning with the instructor and the other students in the class for peer feedback.
Students create a shared collection of material that is no longer in copyright, annotating it with historical details. They use tracking features so the instructor can see who contributed what to the project.
- How Canvas supports reflection and growth
- See a USask faculty member’s example of a reflective exam
- Using blogging to prompt reflection and growth
- See a USask faculty member’s thoughts on using blogging
- Not sure what to blog about? Ideas/prompts for blog topics
- View the LTE rubric to see how technologies are evaluated for this principle