Discussion board - collaborative learning - Coggle Diagram
Discussion board - collaborative learning
experience you have with collaborative learning
I thought a lot about if I have had any direct experience with Collaborative Learning and I couldn't quite come to an answer but there is a reason for that, all during school I participated in group projects which are technically collaborative learning. I do not believe however that that is on the level that I am required to answer. What's an interesting thought is that an argument could be made that social media could count as collaborative learning, it is a large group of people all sharing information with the purpose of educating someone else on that topic, whether it be the brand new Taylor Swift song or what is happening in the American elections or how to register to vote.
In text Citations
(Wikipedia Contributors, 2020)
Tolu, A. T. (2013). Creating Effective Communities of Inquiry in Online Courses. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, 70, 1049–1055.
Wikipedia Contributors. (2020, October 25). Collaborative learning. Wikipedia; Wikimedia Foundation.
What are the benefits of collaborative learning?
connects people and lets them share ideas
allows people (students) to contribute more than they would very possibly be able to do in a normal classroom environment. it also allows for more research and editing of students work before submitting it, that a traditional "classroom" does not provide.
promotes group skills and learning how to work in a group, compromise, share ideas etc
have reasonable yet respectful conversations about ones own ideas as well as another's and how to work with people from different backgrounds as well as people with different view points to them, being politically, socially, fundamentally etc.
prepares people, students for the world outside of their world view, whether that be at the workplace or just in general
How does University of the People integrate community-oriented learning into the classroom?
exposes to you to a world wide network of people who have different point of view to you. requires collaboration and communication with each other over subject topics in class in discussion boards, class forums
requires you to read, correspond, and rate peers written assignments. this not only exposes one to someone else's view but relies on peers to understand and have the knowledge to "teach" the topic so they are familiar enough to grade it. Also requires discussion amongst students on the set topics thus almost exactly being the definition of "Collaborative Learning"
"Collaborative learning is an educational approach to teaching and learning that involves groups of students working together to solve a problem, complete a task, or create a product."(Collaborative And Peer to Peer Learning | University of the People, 2018)
Wikipedia is a fantastic example of collaborative learning. Information isn't always correct but it is an open crowd sourcing website where hundreds and thousands of people. can access and correct information for others to learn.