Finding the "Ah-Ha" Moment: Making Thinking Visible in Inquiry-Based Digital Projects
Over the past few decades, pedagogy in higher education has increasinglyÃÂ focused on inquiry-based learning (IBL). Indeed, inquiry has become aÃÂ central theme anchoring best practices across disciplines withinÃÂ postsecondary education. Scholars of teaching and learning have soughtÃÂ ways to make the student thought process more visible as they engage inÃÂ inquiry-based learning. Use of digital spaces to scaffold inquiry-basedÃÂ learning is an emerging landscape, as new technologies make it possibleÃÂ for instructors to monitor and check studentsÃÂ¹ understanding outside ofÃÂ face-to-face environments. Using a hybrid, graduate, history course as aÃÂ model, this lightning talk will explore strategies for utilizing digitalÃÂ tools to facilitate inquiry, scaffold student learning, and captureÃÂ student thinking as they engage in inquiry.
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