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DPN-ing student thinking.

McLean, Ross



Laura Chalmers
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The DPN is an online thinking community. It offers tools for expressing and justifying opinions on dilemmas of every kind, whatever the discipline. It is a contemporary social network focused on practical problem-solving, self-awareness and collaborative practice. Members learn about themselves as they make decisions on the DPN, and learn about others' values and reasoning as they explore the comprehensive results. The University has invested significantly in this tool and, following some teething issues, it is now ready for rolling out. This presentation will outline how it operates and how it might be used. The presentation will then provide reflections on use from two distinct Schools: the Law School and the School of Computing. Both Schools have piloted the DPN with their students. Feedback from the students and staff who have been involved will provide insights into the operation of the DPN in the RGU context, and early ideas on what emerging "good practice" could look like.


MCLEAN, R. 2022. DPN-ing student thinking. Presented at the 2022 RGU annual learning and teaching conference (RGU LTC 2022): enhancing for impact, 21 October 2022, Aberdeen, UK.

Presentation Conference Type Lecture
Conference Name 2022 RGU annual learning and teaching conference (RGU LTC 2022): enhancing for impact
Conference Location Aberdeen, UK
Start Date Oct 21, 2022
Deposit Date Mar 6, 2023
Publicly Available Date Mar 6, 2023
Keywords Social networking; Collaborative problem-solving; Higher education; Computing students; Law students; Undergraduate students
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