DIGITAL LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS
COLLABORATION

In the teaching and learning, collaboration enables learners to work together to achieve common goals and solve problems. It promotes active learning through a community approach. Within the collaboration pedagogy there are four different types of learning: collaborative; cooperative; connected; and social learning.  For the purposes of this project we are focusing on digital tools that can support the following types of learning: 

COLLABORATIVE LEARNING
Collaborative learning is embedded in the constructivist theory where learners are able to share ideas and coordinate themselves in an attempt to solve a problem and/or construct common knowledge. Central to collaborative learning is a robust discussion that needs to be exchanged synchronously in a space where it creates positive social interdependence where users provide reciprocal feedback, challenge and encourage each other and together reflect on progress and process.

 

CONNECTED LEARNING
Connections we make enable us to co-construct our knowledge and help shape our thinking. Learners are encouraged to bridge their experience with formal education as part of a rich connected peer culture. This creates a space where learners are intrinsically motivated to develop personal and professional networks as a means to share what they know. This assists with knowledge exchanges that extend from the classroom out into the world.

 

 

COLLABORATIVE LEARNING
CONNECTED LEARNING

Collaborative learning is embedded in the constructivist theory where learners are able to share ideas and coordinate themselves in an attempt to solve a problem and/or construct common knowledge. Central to collaborative learning is a robust discussion that needs to be exchanged synchronously in a space where it creates positive social interdependence where users provide reciprocal feedback, challenge and encourage each other and together reflect on progress and process.

 

Connections we make enable us to co-construct our knowledge and help shape our thinking. Learners are encouraged to bridge their experience with formal education as part of a rich connected peer culture. This creates a space where learners are intrinsically motivated to develop personal and professional networks as a means to share what they know. This assists with knowledge exchanges that extend from the classroom out into the world.