I’m so surprised at the lack of research – there seem to be so many people talking about it, I thought there would be more out there.
Very interesting that this can help students to learn and recall better than many of the activities we would normally give them – so why isn’t it more widely used? I suppose that’s why we’re here.
So engaging because learners can make it their own.
One of my main aims to enable my students to become researchers and this now seems possible. I think in the past I’ve tried to make it too complicated. The idea that it can be used like a dictionary is perfect.
Follows on from above really – makes their writing etc very learner centred and focussed on what they need. I’d like to be able to use this aspect.
Not sure about:
How much time it actually takes for a student to learn how to use it quickly and effectively – can it be as quick as a dictionary/thesaurus? Think it would have to be to be really motivating.