This semester has seen the launch of a new CIC community space to support learning for MDSI students. Responding to student feedback, CIC has worked with students to develop a wordpress multi-site platform to provide a community space for discussion and blogging called: CIC-Around. CIC has received VC teaching and learning grant funds to support a community steward in the project – to be introduced soon – to support our understanding of the community needs, and how we can further develop the platform, including through learning analytic data and feedback. Theresa Anderson (MDSI Coordinator & Senior Lecturer) and Simon Knight (Research Fellow, Writing Analytics) have written three short papers on the design process, with more to come from the team. Moreover, we’re excited to see the space taking shape with student writing being shared and discussed across the platform.
For more information visit the project page.