A. Instruction - 7.7
B. Design - 8.4
C. Engagement - 7.3
Docsity: A Learning Community!
Summary : Learning support for high school and college students!
Docsity is a community of learners that includes high school and university students and educators. After registering with Docsity and completing their profile, users can access a variety of content and interact with other members. From their dashboard, which can be accessed by clicking the Docsity logo on the top right of the screen at any time after being logged in, users can click the “Questions” menu to view the “Latest Questions” asked, the questions they have posed and that have been answered, the “Hot Questions” that are trending, and browse questions by subject area.
After finding a question of interest, users can click it to read the question in full and view the answers to it provided by other users. If users click the “Documents” menu, they can browse a variety of texts that include theses, exam question, study notes, and much more. Each document is tagged so users can find it by searching key terms. Also, if users wish to share a document of their own, they can choose the “Upload Documents” button and follow the steps for sharing one of their own works!
The “Blog” option includes a variety of different topics. Users can search the blog categories for a topic of interest by clicking on it. As they do, Docsity will load several blogs related to that topic, and users can peruse them. When they find a blog of interest, users can click it to access its full text. Finally, users can click the “Share” button as a shortcut for uploading their own content.
Please Note: There are additional options included in Docsity, and we encourage users to further explore it!
Instructional Ideas for Docsity
- When beginning a unit of study, teachers can have students search for blogs related to the upcoming unit and read them. After they read an article, students can share interesting facts they learned from it and offer ideas for how it relates to the upcoming unit. Teachers can have students read individually and then share their ideas with a partner or upload them to a class website. In response, the partner or classmates can offer feedback regarding how and why they think the facts shared do or do not relate to the upcoming unit.
- If students are stuck on a problem, teachers can encourage them to try to find the answer by viewing the questions related to the problem that are already posted to this website. If no questions were found that are similar, teachers can have students post their own question.
- In preparation for an upcoming exam, students can view the materials posted to the “Documents” section to see if there are any they can use to study.
- As an extended assignment, teachers can have students post a blog to this website about a topic they have studied. Students can then monitor responses to their blog as well as sharing it with their classmates.
- At the beginning of a class or semester, teachers can show students this website and have them register. Next, they can create a friendly class competition to see who can earn the most points for their profile by asking questions, responding to questions, posting blogs, and making connections. The students who earn the most points at the end of the semester may earn a prize.
|A2. 21st Century Skills|
|A3. Conn. to Future Learning|
|A4. Value of Errors|
|A5. Feedback to Teacher|
|A6. Level of Material|
|A7. Cooperative Learning|
|A8. Accom. of Individual Diff.|
|B1. Ability to Save Progress|
|B2. Platform Integration|
|B3. Screen Design|
|B4. Ease of Use|
|B6. Goal Orientation|
|B7. Information Presentation|
|B8. Media Integration|
|B9. Cultural Sensitivity|
|C1. Learner Control|
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