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Collaborative learning. Kallidus at Learning Technologies 2015 With the buzz of Learning Technologies 2015 still with us back at the Kallidus offices, here’s our round-up of this year’s show… With more than 7,000 visitors, 150 free seminars, 250 exhibitors and two exhibition halls packed with the latest in learning technology and HR solutions, it’s easy to see why Learning Technologies is the now the fastest growing and most popular L&D conference in Europe.

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Peer Learning Handbook. 20 Collaborative Learning Tips And Strategies For Teachers. 20 Collaborative Learning Tips And Strategies For Teachers by Miriam Clifford This post has been updated from a 2011 post.

20 Collaborative Learning Tips And Strategies For Teachers

There is an age old adage that says “two heads are better than one”. Consider collaboration in recent history: Watson and Crick or Page and Brin (Founders of Google). But did you know it was a collaborative Computer Club about basic programming at a middle school that brought together two minds that would change the future of computing? Yes, those two were of course Bill Gates and Paul Allen, the founders of Microsoft.

Online Education Technology for Teachers and Students. 21C Learning Innovation. Powerful Learning: Studies Show Deep Understanding Derives from Collaborative Methods. Today's students will enter a job market that values skills and abilities far different from the traditional workplace talents that so ably served their parents and grandparents.

Powerful Learning: Studies Show Deep Understanding Derives from Collaborative Methods

They must be able to crisply collect, synthesize, and analyze information, then conduct targeted research and work with others to employ that newfound knowledge. In essence, students must learn how to learn, while responding to endlessly changing technologies and social, economic, and global conditions. But what types of teaching and learning will develop these skills? And, just as important, do studies exist that support their use? A growing body of research demonstrates that students learn more deeply if they have engaged in activities that require applying classroom-gathered knowledge to real-world problems. Research shows that such inquiry-based teaching is not so much about seeking the right answer but about developing inquiring minds, and it can yield significant benefits. Project-Based Pathways. Collaborative Learning Environments Benefit Trainers Too.

eLearning makes it possible to create collaborative learning environments.

Collaborative Learning Environments Benefit Trainers Too

Businesses are finding it necessary to provide online learning paths for training programs. With technology connecting the world over, people no longer gather to learn corporate procedures and protocols. Instead, leaders and trainers prefer conducting training courses online. In various fields, trainers choose learning management systems (LMSs) to establish online collaborative learning environments. Some software providers recognize this and ensure LMSs are built with trainers in mind. 3 LMS Features that Benefit Instructors Even so, some trainers are leery of adopting new technologies. 1) Reporting Tools. Teaching In The Cloud: How Google Docs Are Revolutionizing The Classroom. Google’s online word processor has transformed the way teachers support students through the writing process.

Teaching In The Cloud: How Google Docs Are Revolutionizing The Classroom

(alamosbasement/flickr) Any experienced English teacher knows the drill: on the dreaded due date, students bring printed copies of their essays to class, where we collect them, take them home, jot inscrutable comments in the margins, bring them back to class, return them, and then watch students promptly toss them in the recycling bin on the way out of the room. The whole cycle borders on farce. Resources and Downloads for Collaborative Learning. Educators from The College Preparatory School in Oakland, California, have provided these resources and tools for collaborative learning.

Resources and Downloads for Collaborative Learning

Students work collaboratively in many ways to reinforce learning at The College Preparatory School (right), such as working together outside (above) on geometry concepts they learned the previous day in the classroom. Credit: Zachary Fink Tips for downloading: PDF files can be viewed on a wide variety of platforms -- both as a browser plug-in or a stand-alone application -- with Adobe's free Acrobat Reader program. Click here to download the latest version of Adobe Reader. The virtual community. The A to Z of Social Media for Academia.

The Learning Cycle of A 21st Century Student. 20 Tips for Creating a Professional Learning Network. “20 Tips for Creating a Professional Learning Network” by Miriam Clifford first appeared on the InfomED blog.

20 Tips for Creating a Professional Learning Network

Networking is a prime form of 21st century learning. The world is much smaller thanks to technology. Learning is transforming into a globally collaborative enterprise. Take for example scientists; professional networks allow the scientific community to share discoveries much faster. Just this month, a tech news article showcased how Harvard scientists are considering that “sharing discoveries is more efficient and honorable than patenting them.” As educators, we aim to be connected to advance our craft. Let's Stop Confusing Cooperation and Teamwork with Collaboration. Often the words collaboration, coordination, and cooperation are used to describe effective teamwork.

Let's Stop Confusing Cooperation and Teamwork with Collaboration

But they are not the same, and when we use these words interchangeably, we dilute their meaning and diminish the potential for creating powerful, collaborative workplaces. Collaboration has been a big word in the news lately, most recently due to Marissa Mayer’s explanation of her decision to bring Yahoo employees back to the office: “To become the absolute best place to work, communication and collaboration will be important, so we need to be working side-by-side.”