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Teaching with Teams: An introduction to teaching an undergraduate law module using Microsoft Teams

MARTIN, Louis and TAPP, Dave (2019) Teaching with Teams: An introduction to teaching an undergraduate law module using Microsoft Teams. Innovative Practice in Higher Education Journal, 3 (3). pp. 58-66. ISSN 2044-3315

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Abstract or description

Microsoft Teams is a cloud app digital hub that brings channels, conversations,
meetings, files and apps to Microsoft 365. Teams are made up of channels and
channels are used to divide a Teams into topic or in this case undergraduate
modules. The paper combines a practical analysis of Teams as a computer supported
collaborative learning (CSCL) process and explains what Teams can offer
educators in higher education institutions (HEIs). Moreover, the paper argues that
teaching and learning with the app is located within the social constructivism
paradigm of educational theory. The paper engages in a discussion about a social
constructivist approach to collaborative learning. The paper examines the authors’
use of a Team to teach the Language of Law, a module on a LLB(Hons) course. The
authors discuss the use of the assignment tab to facilitate PowerPoint presentations
in group workshops, allocate required reading and grade formative assignments.

Item Type: Article
Faculty: School of Law, Policing and Forensics > Law
Depositing User: Louis MARTIN
Date Deposited: 10 May 2019 10:55
Last Modified: 10 May 2019 10:56
URI: http://eprints.staffs.ac.uk/id/eprint/5613

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