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Collaborative

 
“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.”
– Benjamin Franklin
 
Collaborative learning is a situation in which two or more people learn or attempt to learn something together. Unlike independent learning, learners engaged in collaborative learning capitalise on one another’s resources and skills which now extends to the use of digital technology and all of the resources of the internet. One could say that the traditional collaborative approach would have been learners asking one another for information, evaluating one another’s thoughts, checking one another’s work, etc. now even independent learning has an element of of the collaborative approach through the use of video conference platforms and other digital resources at the disposal of the learner. 

Lesson goals and objectives

In this lesson you will learn:

  • How the role of teacher and learner is changing
  • How to exploit the strength of technology by allowing learners to learn at their own pace
  • Why learners expect technology as part of their learning experience and how to use technology as a collaborative tool

It is very apparent that the role of teacher and learner is changing. Teachers need to exploit the strength of technology by letting learners learn at their own pace, in a project based, collaborative approach, there are many benefits to this. Today’s learners expect technology as part of their learning experience more than their parents’ generation did. Everything from social media through to technology games, mobile phones and apps, form a large part of their lifestyle, so teachers need to accept this reliance to encourage collaborative learning through digital formats or by offering a blended approach, depending on the subject being delivered.

Much of the learning and teaching process can be made into collaborative learning activities by asking learners to complete them in pairs or groups rather than individually.

 

 

Quizzes

 

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FAQ

Q: Is the collaborative approach appropriate when using technology enhanced learning (TEL)?
 

A: The collaborative approach is a situation in which two or more people learn or attempt to learn something together, so such an approach is very suitable for the digital age. Learners engaged in collaborative learning best utilise one another’s resources and skills through sharing; again, this is very true in the 21st century (Google it, share via YouTube, etc.). It is much encouraged that learners evaluate one another’s ideas, monitoring one another’s work, etc., with the teacher playing more of a facilitation role yet totally engaged digitally.

 

Q: How do I decide which subjects and activities to make digitally collaborative?

A: A good rule of thumb is that if there’s no reason for an activity to be digitally collaborative, then it is probably not intended to be. As you consider making an assignment or project collaborative, consider the following: What is the objective or goal of the assignment or specific activity? How will that objective be boosted by asking learners to work in groups? Is this project complex and challenging enough that it would be impossible for an individual student to complete it alone? Will this project require learners to combine their work in true collaboration, rather than just complete work separately and submit together at the end? If the answer to the above is yes, then digitally collaboration should be adopted, as it will provide an excellent experience for learning and developing the learner’s meta skills as well.

Lesson goals and objectives

In this lesson you will learn:

  • How the role of teacher and learner is changing
  • How to exploit the strength of technology by allowing learners to learn at their own pace
  • Why learners expect technology as part of their learning experience and how to use technology as a collaborative tool

It is very apparent that the role of teacher and learner is changing. Teachers need to exploit the strength of technology by letting learners learn at their own pace, in a project based, collaborative approach, there are many benefits to this. Today’s learners expect technology as part of their learning experience more than their parents’ generation did. Everything from social media through to technology games, mobile phones and apps, form a large part of their lifestyle, so teachers need to accept this reliance to encourage collaborative learning through digital formats or by offering a blended approach, depending on the subject being delivered.

Much of the learning and teaching process can be made into collaborative learning activities by asking learners to complete them in pairs or groups rather than individually.

 

 

Quizzes

 

<iframe src="https://vet-tedd.scng.si/wp-admin/admin-ajax.php?action=h5p_embed&id=56" width="562" height="328" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen"></iframe><script src="https://vet-tedd.scng.si/wp-content/plugins/h5p/h5p-php-library/js/h5p-resizer.js" charset="UTF-8"></script>

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FAQ

Q: Is the collaborative approach appropriate when using technology enhanced learning (TEL)?
 

A: The collaborative approach is a situation in which two or more people learn or attempt to learn something together, so such an approach is very suitable for the digital age. Learners engaged in collaborative learning best utilise one another’s resources and skills through sharing; again, this is very true in the 21st century (Google it, share via YouTube, etc.). It is much encouraged that learners evaluate one another’s ideas, monitoring one another’s work, etc., with the teacher playing more of a facilitation role yet totally engaged digitally.

 

Q: How do I decide which subjects and activities to make digitally collaborative?

A: A good rule of thumb is that if there’s no reason for an activity to be digitally collaborative, then it is probably not intended to be. As you consider making an assignment or project collaborative, consider the following: What is the objective or goal of the assignment or specific activity? How will that objective be boosted by asking learners to work in groups? Is this project complex and challenging enough that it would be impossible for an individual student to complete it alone? Will this project require learners to combine their work in true collaboration, rather than just complete work separately and submit together at the end? If the answer to the above is yes, then digitally collaboration should be adopted, as it will provide an excellent experience for learning and developing the learner’s meta skills as well.