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  1. 1. Interaction and Collaboration Dr. Mary Ann Pearson California Baptist University December, 2012
  2. 2. Collaborative learning is crucial.• Collaborative learning is heavily rooted in Vygotsky’s views that there is an inherit social nature of learning. This is supported by his work on the “Zone of Proximal Development.”• We know it works-think about the way you really learn and the way you observe learning taking place in the classroom…it is effective.
  3. 3. A learning management system should…• Reflect the teachers style, pedagogy or andragogy.• Tools that facilitate interaction are crucial.• The tools should function effectively and be user friendly.
  4. 4. Several tools that work…• http://issuu.com/• http://voicethread.com/• http://www.glogster.com/
  5. 5. Here is an example of a voice thread debate for an argumentation and debate course.
  6. 6. Glogster-Code of Ethics Project
  7. 7. Issuu
  8. 8. Pick you favorite tools …• Experiment to see what works for your discipline.• When students buy in they become invested in the collaborative learning.• The enjoy the learning and they remember it.
  9. 9. Questions? Contactmpearson@calbaptist.edu Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

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