ERIC Number: ED477001
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Jun
Using Technology To Create and Enhance Collaborative Learning.
Dvorak, James D.; Buchanan, Karen
Oklahoma Christian University has implemented a ubiquitous computing program where every student and faculty member are equipped with IBM ThinkPad laptops that are connected to a wireless network. The technological enhancements provided by this program helped to create an environment where collaboration between students and faculty could be increased. During the first full year of implementation, one course typically taught in a lecture-based format was re-designed to foster more collaboration and active learning. The instructor enhanced the course with collaborative technology, delivered most of the first exposure to the materials online, and created collaborative assignments to be done during the classroom time. A survey and several interviews were conducted to glean student feedback. Students found the course challenging and they rose to meet that challenge. (Contains 18 references and 1 table.) (Author)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Mediated Communication, Computer Networks, Computer Uses in Education, Cooperative Learning, Educational Technology, Higher Education, Instructional Materials, Student Reaction
Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), P.O. Box 3728, Norfolk, VA 23514. Tel: 757-623-7588; e-mail: email@example.com; Web site: http://www.aace.org/DL/.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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