On Friday February 22nd at 10-12 AM Professor Ingvill Rasmussen from Faculty of Educational Sciences, University of Oslo, Norway will give a talk entitled:
Facilitating participation in productive class dialogues with educational microblogging – experiences from an ongoing design-based research project.
The seminar will be held in English and in room K108 (Minerva building), Siltavuorenpenger 5A.
The Digitalised Dialogues Across the Curriculum (DiDiAC) research focuses on how teachers can facilitate productive class dialogues with the use of microblogging and class ground rules. Microblogging is the message format characterised by short and real-time posts and represents one of the most influential digital formats. 21 teachers and their students in lower-secondary schools in Norway and in the UK took part in the main data collection. The teachers were encouraged to use Talkwall (the educational microblogging tool developed at University of Oslo) and to develop class ground rules (using materials from the Thinking Together program from the University of Cambridge). Our ongoing analysis show variations in how the teachers made use of Talkwall and the extent to which they made use of ground rules, to facilitate productive class dialogues. These variations seem to be connected to both the teachers pedagogical preferences/interests and to the local school culture. At the interactional level, we see how the blogs mediated the communication in the class, for example: the blogs functioned as shared resources that assisted continuity in the whole class dialogues, they connected group activity to whole class dialogues, and they seemed to function as a “layer” providing the teachers with a new opportunity to bring in also more silent students in whole class dialogues.
Ingvill Rasmussen is a Professor at the Department of Education, University of Oslo. Her background is educational psychology and her research focus on talk and collaboration, and how digital technologies transform learning practices. Rasmussen also designs digital tools in collaboration with teachers and technology developers to support learning in formal schooling.
For more information, please see:
Ingvill’s homepage and the DiDiAC project
Everyone interested is very welcome to join the seminar!