"Lear.Ning Together". A case study examining the introduction of social collaborative learning supported by technology.

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Author

Mark Curcher, Dubai Men's College -Dept. of Learning Innovation., United Arab Emirates

Global Learn, May 17, 2010 in Penang, Malaysia ISBN 978-1-880094-79-2

Abstract

Abstract: There is strong evidence in the literature to support the argument that learning is a social and community activity and there are good arguments for the adoption of a social constructivist pedagogy to underpin learning activities. The author, teaching economics courses in an English as second language environment, was keen to move the delivery of courses away from a traditional knowledge transfer model to one in which students could socially construct their learning in a collaborative environment. To facilitate this a Ning community website was established, where students would maintain blogs and share and discuss resources and their learning. This case study looks at the results of this initiative over three cohorts of students, the lessons learned, the successes and failures and implications for further course design and development. In particular the case focuses on the student’s perception and attitudes to these changes and how they affect their learning.

Citation

Curcher, M. (2010). "Lear.Ning Together". A case study examining the introduction of social collaborative learning supported by technology. In Z. Abas et al. (Eds.), Proceedings of Global Learn 2010 (pp. 19-24). AACE. Retrieved November 26, 2014 from http://www.editlib.org/p/34143.


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