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[Xmca-l] Re: Piazza anyone?



Thanks Josh, that's helpful.
Yeah, I was thinking of using it "inside" of a Canvas course. The Canvas
discussions are not really built for discussion. Or, you might say it is
more of a cacophony of voices rather than an organized turn-by-turn
conversation that anyone can make sense of.
-greg


On Tue, Jan 21, 2014 at 8:25 AM, Joshua Rosenberg <jrosen@msu.edu> wrote:

> 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
>
> --
>
> 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
> >
> >
> > --
> > Gregory A. Thompson, Ph.D.
> > Visiting Assistant Professor
> > Department of Anthropology
> > 883 Spencer W. Kimball Tower
> > Brigham Young University
> > Provo, UT 84602
> > http://byu.academia.edu/GregoryThompson
> >
>



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Visiting Assistant Professor
Department of Anthropology
883 Spencer W. Kimball Tower
Brigham Young University
Provo, UT 84602
http://byu.academia.edu/GregoryThompson