Setting up reminders via a closed social media group to nudge and remind the group about assignment studies.
1. Discuss the merits of reminders and the best mode of receiving them.
2. As a group, choose a preferred method for receiving them and how frequently they should be sent by the tutor.
3. Set up a group list (for students who agree to share their contact details).
4. Send reminders – either just a quick note to say “Are you doing OK with the studying this week?” or something more structured and specific or a motivational quote (see www.musostudy.com/toptips for inspiration).
Discuss with students the best medium for receiving messages and set up a group list. Agree how often students will receive the reminders and agree the type of content – nagging, reminding, motivational, informative etc. It is a good idea to discuss what students would like the reminders to be like and talk about what they could do if they feel they aren’t working for them.
A closed, social media group is set up and every week the tutor posts a message suggesting the stage of writing students should ideally be at for their assignment and also offering support/tips on writing.
Large Group Teaching:
This is particularly useful for large groups where you may not be able to have as much one-to-one contact as you would like.
Students feel supported and nudged to study.
Students could be put into small groups and encouraged to nudge each other. You could set up the reminders on the VLE.
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