As I’ve blogged before, I am very interested in collaborative learning projects and not so much in the static, academic paper that exists nowhere in the real world. I am interested in creating writers, thinkers, and problem solvers and that is why I created the Group Learning Document assignment which was inspired by many members of my PLN including (especially?) Cathy Davidson.
I actually have several versions of the assignment which vary according to the goals of the different classes I teach, but in a nutshell the Group Learning Document (GLD) assignment is collaborative, crowd-sourced learning. In my professional writing class, our GLD includes resources, tips, and tools that the students will use to create their class projects. In my First Year Seminar, our GLD includes resources, tips, and tools that a first-year student can use to survive and succeed in college. In my Writing II class, our GLD includes explorations of the key ideas included in our course reader that will inspire the students’ class projects.
Read the full “The Group Learning Document” post on my Metawriting blog at: http://metawriting.deannamascle.com/