Tiny Social Reading Activities

A handout describing a tiny social reading activity, with logos from Pressbooks, Hypothesis and H5P across the bottom.

A simple way to enrich online classes by making up tiny #SocialReading activities to help people practice key skills. Making a new tiny social reading activity is easy, just complete three sentences:

  1. I want people to learn…
  2. Together we’ll be reading…
  3. We’ll share…

This idea started with a poster session Jeremy Dean (@dr_jdean), Steel Wagstaff (@steelwagstaff) and I gave at EDUCAUSE 2019 #EDU19. We used it to show how one can invent simple, but powerful learning activities that could be delivered face-to-face or online, using tools like Pressbooks, Hypothesis and H5P.

I’ve shared some example “tiny social reading activities” from the poster session and the Twitter thread where I reintroduced this idea. Share your own examples, either as annotations or comments here, and/or added on to that Twitter thread. What are simple ways you can imagine learners sharing their engagement with texts to make reading more visible, active and social?

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Open Learning Bingo: Zines as Open Pedagogy

A 4x4 bingo card with highlights on various dimensions of openness in various learning experience ingredient squares. Materials: connect, create, include, share, surface; Activities: connect, include; Skills: include; Tools: include; People: connect, include; Roles: connect, surface; Places: blank; Times: blank; Goals: blank; Feedback: blank; Evaluation: create, include; Recognition: share; Design: share

An Open Knowledge Practices Learning Experience Bingo 2.0 card that Nate Angell filled out on 7 December 2019 for Elvis Bakaitis's post, "Zines as Open Pedagogy".

In my first series of experiments applying open learning experience bingo to descriptions of actual learning experiences, I’ve started with experiences cataloged in the Open Pedagogy Notebook. This second bingo card is for the open learning assignment “Zines as Open Pedagogy” by Elvis Bakaitis. You can browse all the open learning bingo games I’ve collected to date.

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