Attracting teachers to Ed Tech: Smartphone and learning

SMARTPHONE TABLET AND LEARNING Introduction proposal Attracting teachers to the use of technological devices in the classroom as part of the Project: learning challenge in the use of Technology for teachers with MITx and Peeragogy.org, Chapter II Image by bsbooklove.blogspot.com There are many critics of the use of mobile phones in class, probably they are […]

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Learning Challenge III

Dear reader, to finish with the Idea and acknowledge about challenge to learn, I am glad to show you two videos: “The first one features Greg Schwanbeck, a teacher and instructional technology coach at Westwood High School, and the second features Dr. Matthew Schneps, who works on several projects here at MIT and elsewhere. Both […]

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“Collaborative Learning: Group Work.”

What is collaborative learning? Collaborative learning is based on the view that knowledge is a social construct. Collaborative activities are most often based on four principles: The learner or student is the primary focus of instruction. Interaction and “doing” are of primary importance Working in groups is an important mode of learning. Structured approaches to […]

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Peer 2 Peer University

Dr. J. Philipp Schmidt, a research scientist here at MIT, talks about Peer 2 Peer University (P2PU), an online platform that supports peer learning, a type of collaborative learning. In peer learning, learners are responsible for their own learning trajectory but by working together, they learn about a topic as well as other skills. Principles such […]

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