Demystifying the student perspective

Hilda Anggraeni and Diana Chan, two very talented co-op students from Simon Fraser University, have come up with a great idea. They have created the Demystifying the Student Perspective discussion space in SCoPE to bring together undergraduate students and post-secondary faculty to discuss issues around social media and educational technology. They are doing the planning from beginning to end, which has involved learning the ins and outs of Moodle and Elluminate, creating this excellent logo, experimenting with various ways to promote the event, designing the learning space…. the list goes on.

Here is their description and invitation:

Demystifying the Student Perspective was created to bridge the gap between post secondary instructors and undergraduate students. This was first established in response to the call for a better understanding between instructors and students to share their experiences to better teaching and learning.

Does feedback through in class evaluations improve teaching? How do educators accommodate students with different learning habits? Will social media help teachers reach students? What are the best ways to evolve teaching as social media progresses in everyday life? There are some of the questions that will be answered in this seminar.

By participating in our online discussion and seminar, this will strengthen collaborations between educators and students to enhance the teaching and learning experience.

They are kicking off with an event this week, April 26-29, 2011, that combines 4 days of asynchronous discussion with an interactive web conference.

  • April 26 & 27 :: Forum Discussions
  • April 28 :: Elluminate Discussion (10am PDT – check your time zone)
  • April 29 :: Wrap up Discussion

Also, a couple polls are waiting for your response, and a glossary that we will build together. Please head over to to participate.

Hope to see you there!

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