collaborative learning

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collaborative learning by Mind Map: collaborative learning

1. what is it?

1.1. Collaborative learning is an educational approach to teaching and learning that involves groups of students working together to solve a problem

2. what say Gerlach about it?

2.1. Collaborative learning is based on the idea that learning is a naturally social act in which the participants talk among themselves.

3. which are the role of technology in collaborative learning?

3.1. Collaborative learning range from communication tools that allow for synchronous and asynchronous text, voice, or video chat to online spaces that facilitate brainstorming, document editing, and remote presentations of topics.

3.1.1. Online Group Work and Collaboration

3.1.1.1. Many tools are available for document collaboration in face-to-face classes or online. Rather than sending emails with attachments of different versions of a file back and forth, students can go to a cloud-based document to collaborate.

3.1.2. Online Communication

3.1.2.1. Collaboration tools can also be used to support synchronous online communication, including online meetings, office hours, informal chats, guest speakers and webinars. Some synchronous communication tools include Skype, Adobe Connect, Google Hangouts, Vyew, GoToMeeting and MeetingBurner.

3.1.3. Potential Value

3.1.3.1. Online collaboration tools are an excellent way to engage students in both virtual and physical classrooms. They not only enable active learning, but also facilitate peer learning.