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[Xmca-l] Re: Piazza anyone?

Hi Greg,
I am a member of an instructional team for an online course (not a MOOC)
that has used Piazza for the past few years.

We have used it exclusively as a discussion forum, and it instructors and
students have liked it. I cannot say for sure how useful it would be as an
LMS (if you were to use it in place of Canvas), but it might be limited.



Joshua M. Rosenberg

Educational Psychology and Educational Technology (EPET) Ph.D. Program

College of Education

Michigan State University


On Jan 20, 2014 6:07 PM, "Greg Thompson" <greg.a.thompson@gmail.com> wrote:

> (apologies for cross-posting...)
> In putting together a mooc, I have come to realize that the mooc provider
> Canvas (by Instructure) is not a collaboration-friendly platform. I find it
> really strange that they don't seem to care about creating collaboration
> among students - they are very much caught up in that good old transmission
> model of education: teacher delivers information to students.
> Anyway, in looking around, I came across this platform called Piazza and
> was wondering if anyone had heard anything about it or if you have any
> familiarity with it?
> Here is an overview of the product:
> https://piazza.com/product/overview
> and here is the link with the backstory:
> https://piazza.com/about/story
> I'd appreciate any feedback or suggestions you might have.
> Thanks,
> -greg
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