13 Jigsaw Content
Detailed Description of Learning Activity
At the beginning of a new module or line item, divide up the sections and assign them to small groups of 2-3 students. Have the students create an 8-10 slide deck with content, images, and a few quiz questions that teaches that module to fellow students. Use a platform like Google slides for easy sharing. Each group takes one section and then shares with their peers in a short oral presentation. This is a good way to introduce a topic rather than the instructor doing all the talking.
Purpose of Activity
- Have students review content before it is taught.
- Students prepare a resource for each other.
What Makes This Open?
- Participatory technology.
- Students create content.
- Collaborative/team-based learning.
This could be done on a regular basis (the first class of each week, or the first class of each new module) and evaluated for a grade. The instructor should give plenty of feedback at the start so that students learn expectations of quality and detail.
|Explanation of activity||30 minutes at start of program|
|Students research and build slide deck||3-4 hours, on an on-going, regular basis.|
|Sharing and presentations||5-10 minutes per group.|
- Student devices or computer lab.
- Module resources (textbooks, OER, internet).