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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.

Josh

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Joshua M. Rosenberg

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

College of Education

Michigan State University

http://joshuamrosenberg.com

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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