From my perspective, the most rewarding aspect of the two runnings of Living and Working on the Web this term was the interaction between the Singapore students (#MANG2049) and the UK students (#UOSM2033) who coincidently all studied Topic 5 at the same time. (The Singapore students took the whole module intensively over 12 days, the UK students over 12 weeks.)
— Andy Sugden (@AndySugden) December 10, 2014
— Catherine Hunt (@CatherineHunt94) December 9, 2014
See for example UK student <a href=”https://catherinehunt94.wordpress.com/2014/12/12/topic-5-reflection/”>Catherine’s interaction</a> with <a href=”https://yvonneblogs.wordpress.com/2014/12/09/free-music-boooooo/#comment-1″>Yvonne from Singapore</a>, and <a href=”https://storify.com/Anna_93/the-on-going-twitter-conversations”>Anna’s Storify</a> of inter-module discussions. <a href=”http://pippaedavies.wordpress.com/2014/12/13/topic-5-reflective-summary/”>Pippa’s post</a> reflects on the role of new tool choices, exchanges of views with Singapore, and her interactions with Jack Andraka the presenter of a TED talk.
The Singapore students in particular were very much “thrown into the deep end” in their first term of University study, so it was very pleasing to get some <a href=”https://storify.com/lisaharris/student-feedback-living-and-working-on-the-web”>great feedback</a> :-)
We ran a <a href=”https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClonPbx1Nasqfxeql5iNFkQ/videos”>daily Hangout</a> of between 30 minutes and one hour to make up for the lack of face to face interaction. Catherine and Charlie from the UK group joined Olja and myself in the <a href=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WQNno8l9G1s”>second hangout</a> for the Singapore students, then <a href=”https://twitter.com/evantangs/status/542735158470656001″>Evan and Benjamin</a> from the Singapore group joined in for our final official hangout
They also collaborated with each other: <a href=”https://twitter.com/Evelinaal/status/542702761888862209″>Sara and Evelina interviewed each other</a> on camera for their final reflective post, and then Evan organised a final hangout where <a href=”https://twitter.com/lisaharris/status/542602256907239424″>groups of students joined in</a> from local cafes.
Finally I would like to mention Aetiiqcaz who came up with this <a href=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DrhvFfwB554″>amazing video introduction</a> to his final post – it sums up the entire spirit of the module. Thank you to all of you for your contributions!