Scenario 9A - The 4Cs Behaviours
In the 4Cs framework, Consume behaviours are those that entail making use of knowledge and resources created by others, Create behaviours have to do with producing new knowledge or distilling and organising existing one, Connect behaviours have to do with linking with others and/or providing feedback on their work, and Contribute behaviours occur when new knowledge is made available to others.
If you want to promote your students’ ability to self-regulate their learning process and encourage them to practice the above mentioned behaviours, you can propose collaborative techniques (see T3 “How can I support collaboration among FCNs in my online course?” for more details about collaborative techniques).
Then, if you want your students to monitor their behaviours during the collaborative learning process, this can be done through the 4Cs Dashboard functionality: each time a user enacts one behaviour in the online course (for example each time a user sends a post to a Forum, which corresponds to a “connect” behaviour, or access a learning material, which corresponds to a “consume” behaviour), this is automatically tracked by the system and is visualized in both the individual Dashboard, as well as in the community’s Dashboard. The Figure below shows an example of an individual 4C Dashboard, representing the behaviours enacted so far by one student.
This way you and your students will be able to continuously monitor your own performance (in respect to the 4Cs) and compare it to that of the others.
4Cs Dashboard. In order to know more about how the 4Cs Dashboard works and how to correctly configure it for your module/teaching, watch the following video.
Consider that meta-reflection is also an important component of self-regulated learning and this is also fostered through the Meta-Reflection Forum and the Journal, as it is presented in the scenario 1C Promoting students’ meta-reflection.