In their latest article published by Harvard Business Publishing Education, UCL SoM’s Dr Rikke Duus and her co-author, Dr Mike Cooray, from Hult International Business School (Ashridge), introduce their innovative digital peer learning methodology, the Digital Peer Learning Hub.
At its core, a Digital Peer Learning Hub is a customised digital platform that captures students’ digital outputs session by session, creates transparency by showcasing how each student or student team solves the set tasks, and enables active peer and faculty feedback on completed tasks.
The Digital Peer Learning Hub is a versatile approach and can be incorporated into both short and term-long courses and programmes. It can be used for both individual work and team-based tasks and projects.
By making Digital Peer Learning Hubs a central pillar of their modules, Dr Duus and Dr Cooray have found that students perform better in both their team and individual assignments; and they acquire important digital skills and competencies which are directly linked and relevant to future studies or work.
In their article published by Harvard Business Publishing Education, Dr Duus and Dr Cooray present their three-stage approach to successfully designing and managing a Digital Peer Learning Hub, how to get started with a Digital Peer Learning Hub, and also share a practical example from the UCL School of Management module MSIN0029 Digital Conversations & Marketing.