CDTA11048 | Collaborative Learning
Using Virtual Learning Spaces for Collaboration
For NUS Staff
Credit Hours: 2.00
Fee: Free
No Available Class

Classroom interaction is prohibitively expensive for large class size. The time to setup, administer, collate interaction via traditional means take away valuable time. Furthermore, without a good gauge of students' grasp on the lecture topics, the lecturer tends to go into "autopilot" mode while teaching. Good teachers can only adjust their delivery based on after-class feedback (e.g., semester end student feedback, or student performance on tests/quizzes).

In this hands-on session, we will be introducing to you the system called Archipelago, an online web based "crowd response system". Students, either individually or in group, can respond to questions prepared by the lecturer swiftly using their own device (e.g., smartphones, tablet, laptop etc.) Archipelago provides a set of simple yet powerful question types to enable effective interaction. In addition, the platform is easy to use for students (no account / login required), while maintaining full tracking ability for the lecturer (students responses are captured in details).

Intended Learning Outcomes

By the end of the workshop, you will be able to:

  • Set up different question types in Archipelago
  • Identify and analyse situations for which different question types can be used to engage students in class
  • Use the after session report to analyse students engagement in class



SOO Yuen Jien, School fo Computing
Charina ONG, Senior Education Technologist, CDTL

Offered by the Centre for Development of Teaching & Learning (CDTL)