VUSSC/Trinidad and Tobago Boot Camp/Day 11 summary

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Report of Activities of Day Eleven of the VUSSC BOOT CAMP THREE held in Trinidad and Tobago from JUNE 4TH - 20TH 2007

  • Arrival at work site: 8.55 a.m
  • Commencement of work: 8.58 a.m

Day's Focus:

  • Group work on topic 2&3
  • Peer Review and Presentation of Comments
  • Other Presentations

Day's Schedule:

  • 9 a.m: Housekeeping
  • 9.10 a.m: Presentation by Wayne Mackintosh
  • Presentation by Andrea Airall
  • Group Work
  • 10.15 a.m: Break
  • 10.30 a.m: Peer Review
  • 12.30 p.m: Lunch
  • 1.00 p.m: Presentations of Review
  • 3.00 P.m: Mid afternoon Break
  • 3.15 p.m: Presentation on "moddle"
  • 4.00 p.m: Group Work
  • 5.00 p.m: Closure

  • Facilitator: Lumaava Sooemalelagi

Text Details:

The facilitator, during the housekeeping session, reminded the group of the trip to Tobago which was scheduled for Friday 15th and stressed the need to be punctual.She stated that the cultural activity that is scheduled for Tuesday 19th will be held at the Hotel lounge.

The presentation by Mr. Wayne Mackintosh took the form of a "Deep reflection" as he referred to it. He spoke of his experience working with the group during the week. Among the many things said was the fact that he was impressed with the quickness of the group in its uptake of information. He used the opportunity to reinforce meaningful tips about the review process e.g use of the discussion page etc. and to make mention of future projectios in Wikieducator. He ended by expressing gratitude to the group for its commitment to the promotion of the Wiki community.

Ms Andrea Airall in her brief presentation, reminded us of the review process, the duration for each presentation of the review and the modifications made to the C.O.L template. She stated that the reviewing group should provide written suggestions to the group being reviewed where necessary. That is, in relation to any area of their work still to be developed . The process was that group1 will review group's 3 work, group2/group4, group3/group5, group4/group1 and group5/group2.

Group work on topics 2&3 continued between presentations as members worked assiduously towards their completion.The peer review process started at 11.30a.m and continued through to 2p.m breaking only for lunch at 12.30p.m. Presentations of review started at 2.05p.m and lasted approximately one hour.The criticisms were very constructive and meaningful in a majority of cases.

Following that activity Dr.Olabisi Kuboni - senior lecturer at the University of the West Indies(U.W.I) St. Augustine campus presented. She provided information on the Vocation Student Support Programme(VSSP) at the University. Format of the presentation included: Overview; Distributed Teaching; The Online classroom; The Course Coordinator and Facilitating Active Learning. Her presentation also included a moodle session on study skills, maths and reading. Mrs Lilly Gomez thanked her on the group's behalf for presenting.

The day came to a close after Mrs Lynette Noel thanked Mr.Wayne Mackintosh, on behalf of the group, for his invaluable input during the week and before. He was presented with a thank you card also, by Mrs Karen Rosemin.

Prepared by Lucine Edwards