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Topic 3: Learning in Communities: An Experience with Collaborative Learning

Collaborative learning (CL) as an educational approach to teaching and learning, is not a new concept. In my current practice, I have used CL in several modules as a teaching/learning approach as it allows for learners to converse with peers, listen to different perspectives, articulate and defend their ideas (Laal & Laal, 2012). With CL,Continue reading “Topic 3: Learning in Communities: An Experience with Collaborative Learning”

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Topic 3 (ONL192): Learning in communities – networked collaborative learning

The topic In this topic ‘Learning in communities – networked collaborative learning’, our PBL group were interested in the term ‘connectivism’. I particularly enjoyed reading the original article on this by George Siemens from 2005. There were so many aspects included in the founding of this –ism that I found fascinating. First, he comments on … Continue reading Topic 3 (ONL192): Learning in communities – networked collaborative learning

Collaborative learning online or offline?

I have been struggling to finding the difference between online collaborative learning and on campus collaborative learning. Is there a difference? What is the difference? Brindley et al. (2009) examined the influence of grading on the participation in group work in an online course, without finding any effect. Instead they concluded that there are severalContinue reading “Collaborative learning online or offline?”

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Topic 3 – Learning in communities – Networked Collaborative Learning

I have been thinking on learning and teaching much lately. Our topic 3: Learning in communities – networked collaborative learning – is, I must admit, a little bit out of my comfort zone, even if I had good learning experiences using collaborative learning. I believe it is a little bit out of my comfort zoneContinue reading “Topic 3 – Learning in communities – Networked Collaborative Learning”

This got me thinking……

When thinking back on my years in different levels of education there’s always been an obvious preconception from teachers that everyone knows how to collaborate to solve a group task. Later as a teacher, I too took this for granted, never giving it much thought. The result, both in my own education and amongst my […]

Topic 3 : Learning in communities – networked collaborative learning.

Learning in communities can easily be confused with group work. In our group’s discussions, Rafi shared a comprehensive definition of collaborative learning. This definition can be paraphrased to describe collaborative learning as broad overarching term encompassing the efforts of teachers and students. Collaborative learning includes a variety of approaches, tools and techniques. Individuals in the… Continue reading Topic 3 : Learning in communities – networked collaborative learning.