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Creating Collaborative Learning Environments PROCEEDINGS

, , , The Bishop Strachan School, Canada

World Conference on Educational Media and Technology, in Toronto, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-81-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)

Abstract

Collaboration is an important aspect in real life learning today. We need to provide students with a skill-set to be successful on many levels within their learning. All learners are currently in a paradigm where they are able to learn at all hours of the day; we are no longer in a framework where learning is exclusive to a classroom. How do we capitalize on this new dynamic in order to maximize learning for all our students? Teachers and students at The Bishop Strachan School have begun to explore this as they create new learning experiences. This paper will highlight best practices from various roles within our school - curriculum and technology specialists will demonstrate how they work alongside teachers and students to create enriched experiences. Some of these examples range from creating wiki pages, videoconferencing and designing social networking tools to designing modern websites, interactive timelines and with references made to real-time collaborative note-taking tools

Citation

Gravina, R., Burnett, E. & Pereira-Raso, H. (2010). Creating Collaborative Learning Environments. In Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2010 (pp. 1484-1488). Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).