After having chosen a historical event or figure to write about, students were then asked to construct a Facebook or Twitter page for the same. Students conducted research and constructed elaborate pages that included quotes, paraphrases, and pictures.
This session will illustrate the power of connecting students to what is familiar in order to create new knowledge and stimulate critical thinking skills. Attendees will be able to apply what they learn in this session to their courses or classes in order to promote effective research techniques, plagiarism-free work, intercultural communication skills, and higher levels of critical thinking.
"This webcast provides a good example that can assist lecturers in building students' confidence, critical reasoning and research ability." - Collins C. Ngwakwe, University of Limpopo, South Africa
Daniel Velasco, Ph.D., currently lives in Japan and is professor at both The Chicago School of Professional Psychology and Tokyo Medical and Dental University.
Kristin Brabec is the Education Manager for Turnitin. She focuses on Turnitin's training and professional development offerings, helping schools and institutions better use Turnitin to improve student learning outcomes. As a former teacher and educational technology specialist, Kristin is passionate about improving education through technology.