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ERIC Number: EJ1015331
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Mar
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1553-7544
Devices to Spur Interaction
Raths, David
Campus Technology, v26 n7 p26-29 March 2013
With collaborative learning one of the hottest buzzwords in higher education today, it is tempting to believe that schools have taken to the concept like ducks to water. Sadly, that is not the case. The old-style lecture format has been employed for so long that faculty--even students--often struggle to transition to a more engaged approach to teaching and learning. Among students, this difficulty is most apparent at community colleges, where enrollees range from recent high school graduates to adults learning new career skills. While younger students may be open to a collaborative learning approach--and the tech tools that accompany it--many older students prefer the lecture format. Giving up lecturing is one thing. Mastering the technology is another. For faculty who are comfortable with technology, collaborative- learning opportunities and approaches are innumerable. For others, though, simplicity is key. Here, "Campus Technology" (CT) looks at two categories of interactive devices--clickers and interactive displays--that can be utilized in class with little difficulty to forge more collaborative learning environments. (This is the fifth installment in CT's six-part series on collaborative learning. Previous articles include: (1) Highly Collaborative Classroom Furniture; (2) Enhancing Coursework with Social Tools; (3) Collaborating via Web Conference; and (4) Togetherware: Tools for Teamwork.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Two Year Colleges; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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