How can ICT contribute to better learning in group work?

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Actor network theory

How can ICT contribute to better learning in group work?

Aleksandra LazarevaPhD research fellowFaculty of Social Sciences

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1Todays lecture

Collaborative learningComputer-supported collaborative learning (CSCL)Benefits of CSCLChallenges in CSCLTechnological tools to support collaborative learningChoice of tools to support a collaborative task

2Collaborative learningCollaborative learning vs. traditional teaching and learningTraditional classroom: a teacher passes the information over to students; little opportunity for active participation in knowledge construction and practicing skillsCollaborative learning: students discuss complex issues and phenomena; learners are active in knowledge constructionThe teachers role: guide, facilitator

3Computer-supported collaborative learning (CSCL)Co-located collaborative learning scenariosComputer-mediated scenarios

4Benefits of CSCLActive and social: participants express opinions, explain viewpoints and argue to reach the best solutionApplication of the learning materials on real-life examplesMultiple perspectives due to different backgrounds (e.g., disciplinary or cultural)Online courses are flexible and accessible to more studentsCollaborative learning (face-to-face and online) is a good preparation for the real work situations

5Challenges in CSCLMotivational challengesCoordination

6Technological tools to support CSCLThe tools should promote and support collaborationWord document + email vs. Wikis vs. Google docsA large variety of tools supports virtual collaborationIncluding a lot of the tools you use on the daily basis: Skype, Google Drive, Dropbox, Evernote, Wordpress, Facebook

7Choice of tools to support a collaborative taskSynchronous discussionsSkypeGoogle HangoutsAdobeConnect

8Choice of tools to support a collaborative taskCollaborative writingGoogle docsEvernoteEtherpadTypewrite

9Choice of tools to support a collaborative taskPresentation & videoPreziWeVideo

10Choice of tools to support a collaborative taskConcept maps & brainstormingMindmeisterPoppletStormboard

11Choice of tools to support a collaborative taskFile repositoryDropboxGoogle DriveLearning management systems

12Choice of tools to support a collaborative taskMultifunctional toolsGoogle DriveAdobeConnectLearning management systemsBasecamp

13Thank you!

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