Enabling Collaborative Learning with Teamspot

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Some USC computer labs have installed Teamspot to help students practice their collaboration skills. This presentation explains the motivation and the benefits.

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Enabling Collaborative Learning with Teamspot

  1. 1. “Byte Sized Solutions”<br />Collaborative LearningITS Learning EnvironmentsBertram Riddick <br />
  2. 2. Collaborative Learning – Brief Introduction<br />What is Collaborative Learning?<br />“Any situation in which two or more people learn or attempt to learn something together”<br />Advantages<br /><ul><li> Students tend to learn more and retain more when studying in small groups
  3. 3. Increased participation – Improved sense of ownership
  4. 4. Creativity
  5. 5. Instructor can become a designer of the students intellectual experience</li></li></ul><li>Collaboration 101 <br />
  6. 6. Collaboration 400 <br />
  7. 7. TeamSpot Summary<br />Questions???<br />
  8. 8. Introducing TeamSpot<br />What is TeamSpot?<br />TeamSpot is a software product designed to enhance collaborative studies and Project based learning. <br />Benefits…<br />Share the work, not your laptop<br />Your Desktop on the big screen<br />Everyone gets to play<br />Automatic archive of your TeamSpot collaborative session<br />Annotation and Whiteboard capability <br />
  9. 9. Teamspot usage in the ITS Learning Environments<br />Students at SAL move from personal space to public discussion with ease…<br />Art appreciation without the Huddle…<br />

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