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5 Ways Video Conferencing Brings Exciting Collaboration To Learning

5 Ways Video Conferencing Brings Exciting Collaboration To Learning | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Open up Your Classroom to the World With Video Conferencing Many of us are familiar with the use of computers, iPads, Smart Boards, and other technological

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Most of these suggestions are fairly obvious, but this can help spur some thinking on the many ways to use this wonderful tool. Video conferencing brings the world to your classroom and the classroom to the world!

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Елена Гончарова's curator insight, August 20, 2014 7:59 AM

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Deborah Rinio's curator insight, August 20, 2014 11:20 AM

Looking for ways to bring experts into the classroom? Ask the librarian! There are tons of great resources out there and people and places that would love to share with you, from veterans to scientists to authors. Invite the world in!

Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, August 20, 2014 7:41 PM

Video Conferencia. Interacción colaborativa.

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3 Excellent Real Time Collaborative Whiteboard Tools for Teachers

3 Excellent Real Time Collaborative Whiteboard Tools for Teachers | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

There are several reasons why you would be thinking to use collaborative white boards in your classroom . As a teacher, you can use these collaborative web tools to explain abstract hard to grasp concepts to your students through  diagrams, illustrative drawings, mindmaps...etc .

 

You can also use them to get students working collaboratively on a classroom project.The cool thing about these collaborative whiteboard tools is that they are web-based and therefore do not require any software installation and you can access them anywhere with internet connection. Here are three new tools I recommend for you today, check them out below and share with us what you think of them.

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, March 13, 2013 3:32 PM

 

Check out the great tools...

 

lynnegibb's curator insight, March 13, 2013 6:43 PM

Always something new to find and learn about

Kris Byam's curator insight, March 14, 2013 5:04 PM

Great tools for teachers. 

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Facilitating Collaborative Learning: 20 Things You Need to Know From the Pros

Facilitating Collaborative Learning: 20 Things You Need to Know From the Pros | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Why have your students work collaboratively? "Collaborative learning teams are said to attain higher levels of thinking and preserve information for longer times that students working individually."

This post provides 20 suggestions to help collaborative groups work more effectively. A few are:

* Establish group goals.

* Keep groups mid-sized.

* Build trust and promote open communication.

* Consider the learning process asa part of the assessment.

The post includes links to a variety of resources and each point has an explantion with additional information.


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Channylt's curator insight, April 7, 2014 10:56 AM

Great tips on how to facilitate collaborative learning. Learners that work collaborativley are engaged in their learning and have better learning outcomes. 

Marina Cousins's curator insight, April 10, 2014 8:06 PM

I liked this article, as it highlighted to me the importance of collaborative learning is much better than individual learning.  As I have mentioned several times, the learning and assessment that takes place within my workplace has a strong behaviourist foundation of learning and repeating key words and actions to pass an assessment (it is a very individual approach to learning).

 

Many of my colleagues view this experience of learning & assessment in a negative way.  What are some of the ways to overcome this negative view of learning?

 

After reading this article, I will seriously consider using a collaborative learning style within my workplace (if I get the opportunity).  The advantage of using real world problems or clinical incidents is that it offers the learner the opportunitity to improve their critical thinking skills and problem-solving ability.  

 

Therefore, by using collaborative learning you can apply the following learning theories of cognitivism, constructivism, objectivism.

Hazel Kuveya's curator insight, April 10, 2014 9:22 PM

Keeping the groups at moderate levels will ensure an effective exchange of ideas and participation in all involved, I can echo the same statement that two heads are better than one. It is also interesting to learn that collaborative teams attain higher level thinking and preserve information for longer periods as compared to  their individual counterparts., yes the use of technology makes collaborative learning manageable.

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The ART Of Collaboration (Collaborative Behaviours)

The ART Of Collaboration (Collaborative Behaviours) | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
If people are given the right tools and the right environment, will they spontaneously collaborate and share knowledge? Why do some people find it difficult to share and collaborate? Would incentives and rewards make a difference?

 

Collaboration in the workplace is now high on the priority list of many organisations seeking to leverage social technologies to free-up knowledge and provide opportunities for co-creation, co-production and innovation.

 

Gust MEES: I was one of the TOP10 Knol authors (Google Knol discontinued its service as on May 1, 2012) and I was involved in a lot of collaborative articles with multicultural authors and it was a very positive experience... I hope one day having the same opportunity back again on WordPress now...

 

One of our "old knols" (created on  November 02, 2010 [we were pioneers]) is being migrated to WordPress here if you would like to check it:

 


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Future Internet | Free Full-Text | Using Web 2.0 Technologies for Collaborative Learning in Distance Education—Case Studies from an  Australian University

Future Internet | Free Full-Text | Using Web 2.0 Technologies for Collaborative Learning in Distance Education—Case Studies from an  Australian University | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
This paper explores the use of Web 2.0 technologies for collaborative learning in a higher education context.

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How to Reinvent Project Based Learning to Be More Meaningful

How to Reinvent Project Based Learning to Be More Meaningful | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Project-based learning continues to be misinterpreted as a single teaching strategy rather than as a set of design principles that allow us to introduce the philosophy of inquiry into education in an intelligent and grounded way. It’s time to not only address the flaws in PBL, but to reinvent it in a way that leads to deeper learning, creative inquiry, and a better fit with a collaborative world in which doing and knowing are one thing.

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This post includes some strategic suggestions on how to make PBL more meaningful for your students. 

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, March 24, 2014 9:47 PM

So how would one go about reinterpreting project-based learning? This post explores this idea in depth, providing five key areas where change must occur, and detailing one to five additional ideas that will help move project-based learning to a "philosophy of inquiry."
What are the five key areas?

1. Put PBL on a continuum of inquiry.

2. Blend surface knowledge and deeper learning.

3. Start with a sophisticated student-centered culture.

4. Make collaboration as important in school as it is in life.

5. Understand that PBL cannot be done alone.

If you are using project-based learning, or are considering implementing project-based learning next year take the time to check out this post. There are many great ideas that will lead our students to "deeper learning, creative inquiry, and a better fit with a collaborative world in which doing and knowing are one thing."

Linda Buckmaster's curator insight, March 25, 2014 2:31 AM

As the article suggests if carried out correctly project based learning can be a deeper learning experience.  PBL also leads to creative enquiry and teamwork.

Kate JohnsonMcGregor's curator insight, March 25, 2014 10:04 AM

This is helpful as a philosophical vision - how to rethink our teaching to effectively integrate the inquiry process. Love it! 

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5 Great Sites for Student Collaboration

5 Great Sites for Student Collaboration | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Get students collaborating successfully and productively with one another with these great tools for electronic student collaboration...

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, December 2, 2012 10:31 PM

It's easier than ever to integrate online collaborative tools into any face to face classes.

Stephanie Payzant's curator insight, December 12, 2012 1:17 PM

Tools that can be used during class as well as outside.

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How Twitter is Reinventing Collaboration Among Educators

How Twitter is Reinventing Collaboration Among Educators | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

TWITTER TRANSFORMS EDUCATORS


Before the advent of Twitter, most educators I know had limited opportunities to collaborate with colleagues outside their building. Some subscribed to listservs or participated in online forums, but these outlets lacked critical mass; teachers also networked at in-person conferences and training sessions, but these isolated events didn't provide ongoing support.

 

Enter Twitter. I've heard many educators say that Twitter is the most effective way to collaborate and that they've learned more with Twitter than they have from years of formal professional development.

 


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Sonia Thomas's curator insight, May 27, 2013 6:53 PM

Twitter provides a great opportunity to collaborate with educators outside of your local physical community. The exchange of ideas and perspectives can reenergize your career. “Twitter is often just the introduction — the virtual handshake that opens the door to a deeper collaboration”

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Creativity and Collaboration in the Digital Age

Creativity and Collaboration in the Digital Age | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Understanding, interpretation, and implementation of creativity.

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Collaboration and community skills are the new workplace skills | Learning in the Social Workplace

Collaboration and community skills are the new workplace skills | Learning in the Social Workplace | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Tweet TweetOK, these skills are not actually “new” –  they’ve always been present – but perhaps they have not always been as visible as they should have been, as ...

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