Innovation with Confidence: Testing Monash MeTL, a Collaborative Educational Tool
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Monash University has embarked on a bold program of educational change. This program aims to enable every student to be an active contributor to their learning, in class and beyond. This collaborative educational model is enabled through in-house developed software, Monash MeTL. MeTL enables large classes of students (200+) to collaboratively annotate and explore lecture content in real-time, using text, images and ink. With its visually-rich collaboration environment, each student places a significant demand on the network and server infrastructure to make their own contributions and, in parallel, review their peers’ contributions. Deploying in-house software into large-scale live teaching events requires a high degree of confidence as teachers and students need to engage confidently in peer-to-peer collaborative learning in a technically stable environment. Using MeTL as a case study, this paper explores the challenges of designing and conducting appropriate technical tests to ensure adequate performance for large-scale deployments.
Bailey, N., Hagan, C., Hagan, D., Franke, K. & Sanson, G. (2011). Innovation with Confidence: Testing Monash MeTL, a Collaborative Educational Tool. In S. Barton et al. (Eds.), Proceedings of Global Learn 2011 (pp. 17-26). AACE. Retrieved December 12, 2013 from http://www.editlib.org/p/37145.
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