OER Scavenger Hunt
Game-based approach to find OER
The second online event approached this weeks topic with a great and funny game-based approach. Compliments to the course team for that great idea. Everybody who used a virtual classroom (VC) like Adobe Connect or e.g. OpenMeetings (OpenSource software) knows how boring it can be. The lecturer talks and presents something on the whiteboard, participants listen passively and make great use of the chat to kill the time ;-). It is the typical traditional classroom scenario. Yawn.
This online event demonstrates how VCs can be used in an innovative, playful way.
After an initial introduction on OER resources, the scavenger hunt started. The participants (about 70) where simply divided in two groups by alphabet. The moderator briefly introduced various OER sites and asked question to be solved by the groups. The group who responded first in the chat with the right answer won a point. unfortunately I was in the team who lost, but ultimately I/we all won by acquiring new knowledge and getting to know the best search tricks.
Here is the link to the recorded video (only in German) and without the interaction and fun of a live event.
You might be interested to read the article “How to get the most out of a MOOC” from Debbie Morrison, posted at the recently launched new website MOOC News & Reviews published and edited by Robert McGuire.