Types of Learning Environments

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Types of Learning Environments by Mind Map: Types of Learning Environments

1. One Computer Classroom

1.1. Pro: Building sharing skills

1.1.1. Con: Limited practice time on computer for students Con: Students cannot build independent computer skills at faster rate

2. Computer Stations

2.1. Pro: Increased student to computer ratio

2.1.1. Pro: Set times to encourage technology use Con: Limited access due to multiple classes sharing Con: Larger projects will take a longer time to complete due to time constraints

3. One to One

3.1. Pro: All students in the classroom have access to online tools

3.1.1. Pro: Students can collaborate while all using the computer/tablet using Google Apps Pro: Students have increased exposure/familiarity with devices Pro: Teacher can differentiate activities to better meet student needs

4. Interactive Whiteboards

4.1. Pro: Large projection of videos and other tools

4.1.1. Pro: Students and teachers can both use during instruction Pro: Easy to use Con: Not always dependable

5. Tablet Computing

5.1. Pro: Easier access for younger students

5.1.1. Pro: Countless educational apps for students of all abilities Con: Students do not develop typing skills without keyboard attachment


6.1. Pro: Familiarity with tool

6.1.1. Con: Variety of devices can make some activities difficult

7. Cloud Computing

7.1. Pro: Able to access 24/7

7.1.1. Pro: Can be accessed anywhere Con: Limited in person collaboration Con: Universal access for families

8. Blended Learning

8.1. Pro: Additional exposure on online tools

8.1.1. Pro: Teacher can split class and work with smaller groups Con: Need for greater access to technology at home

9. Online Learning

9.1. Pro: Increased practice with online tool

9.1.1. Con: Decrease in peer interactions Con: Less frequent interactions with instructors

10. No Computers in Classroom

10.1. Pro: More personal conversations

10.1.1. Pro: Students collaborate face to face Pro: Students are using more books and print materials Con: No exposure/practice with technology