Collaboration, Integration, Association
Tapestry is a project funded via a Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund from UBC. The Tapestry Tool allows for student-faculty co-creation of content by allowing students to interact directly with course content, be it video, pdfs, websites, etc. Unlike traditional linear forms of learning, students can make visual connections between content that will: (1) enhance their ability to understand course content as being part of an integrated whole; and (2) increase engagement with the course content.
Imagine you are given a textbook full of theories, concepts and examples, as is the case with the typical university-level course. Most likely you will read this textbook page-by-page, moving forward in a completely linear fashion. But what happens if you come across a concept that resonates with a YouTube video you watched recently, or an article you read for another class? How can you demonstrate that content from one chapter in the textbook relates to a theory in an earlier chapter? How can you integrate this content into the current class and share that connection with others?
The Tapestry Tool is designed to allow instructors and learners to integrate content in different mediums within one space. Tapestry presents content in “nodes” which an instructor or student can connect to other related nodes, or add additional content to. This visualisation of the content as a “tapestry” provides a big-picture view of all the interrelated concepts.
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