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Collaboration and communication in a learning environment : the problem of inappropriate tools

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posted on 2017-12-06, 00:00 authored by Scott LawtonScott Lawton, Gregory WhymarkGregory Whymark
Technology is used in the extended classroom to promote collaboration and communication. Although the use of the technology is relatively simple with most educational institutions supporting their teaching staff with tools such as bulletin boards and email, these tools are often used inappropriately. Too often the wrong tools are used, decreasing the effectiveness of the learning environment and decreasing efficiency for both staff and student. In this paper we explore the need for both communication and collaboration, and discuss how they contribute to an effective learning environment. Problems observed in applying technology to help meet these objectives in an extended learning environment are described, and we show how the very large class (greater than 1000 students) exacerbates the problem. The paper concludes with suggestion for further research.

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Category 1 - Australian Competitive Grants (this includes ARC, NHMRC)

History

Start Page

73

End Page

79

Number of Pages

7

Start Date

2003-01-01

Finish Date

2003-01-01

ISBN-10

1876674563

Location

Gold Coast, Qld.

Publisher

Knowledge Creation Press

Place of Publication

Eveleigh, NSW

Additional Rights

CC-BY-ND-NC

Peer Reviewed

  • Yes

Open Access

  • Yes

External Author Affiliations

Faculty of Informatics and Communication;

Era Eligible

  • Yes

Name of Conference

National Conference on Transformational Tools for 21st Century Minds

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