LIKE MANY PEOPLE, I learn through a process of reading, highlighting, and reviewing content. Strong pedagogy underscores a process I've integrated with the help of the Readwise app.
As another academic year begins, I want to share a streamlined process with my third level students. Actually, it's important that the process is streamlined because when workflows get ropy, students often get distracted.
My process starts with high quality information. Sometimes the material is peer-reviewed. More often, the source material flows from paid subscriptions I maintain, from books I've read, or from items landing inside my Kindle Paperwhite.
I share a log-in to a Feedly account with student and ask different cohorts to find and review specific channels of information. When students highlight items related to the channels they read, their findings appear inside the Readwise dashboard. I hope to have a shared Readwise account for students to view their collaboration inside both Feedly and Readwise.
Mastery and Flash Cards
One of the major selling points for Readwise is the Mastery cards that drop into my view several times a day.
Revision plays a major role in the Irish education system. Readwise's Mastery routine borrows values from the basic fundamentals of revision for better learning.
Reflection and Inquiry-based learning
Even before remote learning put an emphasis on group discussions, I've enjoyed the thoughts students shared with me during studio sessions. In the months ahead, we will use materials students nominate into Readwise as the major points of discussion during our deep dives on campus into creative multimedia.
[Bernie Goldbach teaches creative media for business on the Clonmel Digital Campus of the Technological Univerisyt of the Shannon.]