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  • Ed Discussion Workshop

    Fri, Feb 16, 2024 @ 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM


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    Zoom registration link: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_wEJJNmp4QhiTIAB25IgKgg
    Instructors at USC are using Ed Discussion for class Q&A with great success. Folks have found it saves considerable time for teaching staff, reduces emails, while also increasing student engagement and peer learning.
    In this workshop, we'll show you:

    How to save time and reduce student emails by leveraging the class Q&A
    How to post an icebreaker thread to encourage and engage students from week 1
    How to set up course categories and subcategories to keep questions organized and searchable

    A quick online search of "Ed Discussion" shows many universities who have adopted Ed on an enterprise scale including

    Harvard, Stanford, UC Berkeley, UC Irvine, UT Austin, Princeton, Columbia, Cornell
    Brown, Yale, Penn, Duke, UW, Georgia Tech, NYU, ASU, Imperial College London

    Ed Discussion is a quick and easy drop in for class Q&A with superior functionality and usability.

    Less direct emails being sent to staff
    Fewer duplicate questions being asked
    Students often answer each other's questions
    Questions can reach and benefit the whole class
    Students like the modern user interface and excellent usability
    Higher quality questions and less back and forth with thread templates
    Easier to express ideas with equations, runnable code, annotations, and more

    Zoom registration link: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_wEJJNmp4QhiTIAB25IgKgg
    About EdStem:
    EdStem centers around its interactive discussion boards, enabling students to ask questions, participate in discussions, and collaborate on solutions, thereby nurturing a community-focused learning atmosphere. It also caters to programming and computer science courses with integrated coding environments, where students can directly write, test, and submit code on the platform. Additionally, EdStem provides instructors with real-time feedback and analytics on student engagement and comprehension, facilitating the customization of teaching approaches. These analytics also offer valuable insights into overall class performance and individual student progress, making EdStem a comprehensive tool for both learning and teaching in dynamic academic settings.

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Jairo Delgado

    Event Link: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_wEJJNmp4QhiTIAB25IgKgg

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