Fostering students’ abilities to integrate learning – across courses, over time, and between campus and community life – is an important and challenging goal for higher education instructors. Integrative learning is about encouraging students to connect classroom learning to other experiences, extra-curricular activities, or work. PebblePad includes features that, combined with good course/program design, can help students integrate their learning.
PebblePad supports students as they plan and prepare for learning, record and reflect on curricular and co-curricular learning experiences, and curate and showcase evidence of this learning for different audiences including instructors, peers, external assessors, and prospective employers.
Instructors can use PebblePad to create and share a one-page template or multi-page workbook with embedded content (including multimedia), prompts, and questions to scaffold student learning. Students review the content and respond to the prompts and questions in the spaces provided. Students can use PebblePad to create eportfolios, blogs, collections of their work, and more. Responses and work can be submitted for feedback and/or grades.
Assessing Student Responses and Work
ATLAS, the assessment space in PebblePad, facilitates formative and summative assessment through self and peer review, qualitative feedback statements, rubrics, feedback templates, and grades. PebblePad also includes features that allow external assessors to comment and provide feedback on student work. Feedback can be used to help students improve future iterations of their work.
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