Backchannels in Education

"This sessions explores how powerful and successful it can be use Google Docs as a collaborative tool for gaining feedback on teaching skills. By having students and staff giving feedback in real time, teachers can develop their skills and rethink strategies in a matter of lessons - the ultimate in CPD!
The ability to have several students working on the same document at once also allows pupils to write with privacy, honest and anonymity - essential for honest feedback.
This session will look at examples of how this has operated, the benefits and pitfalls, and ways that this can operate in a non-threatening environment. Attendees will be asked to participate in a backchannel as the session progresses, learning as they go!"

Stephen Lockyer