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Dimensions of Collaboration (something to “ask yourself when taking on a collaborative project.”)
Journal summary and reflection..“Collaborating in Electronic Learning Communities”
Website resource summary and website “ Teaching Today”
Journal summary and reflection “ Teaching and learning in a web 2 world”
Website resource summary and website “ Digital Opportunity Now for America’s
Friedman, A. A., Zibit, M, & Coote, M. (2004). Telementoring as a collaborative agent for change. Journal of Technology, Learning, and Assessment, 3(1). Available from http://www.jtla.org http://escholarship.bc.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1000&context=jtla INTRODUCTION Collaboration in education using technology benefits teachers, students and communities as a whole. This journal was a case study around virtual mentoring. From this case study teachers were able to identifyexact areas of improvement in writing for their students. In addition teachers discovered great writing abilities students had by using virtual mentoring. REFLECTION I chose this journal because it is a great example of how collaborating with other schools in a different location can be successful. Teachers were able to zero in on student problem areas using technology instead of making the assumption where the student needed help. Telementoring as a Collaborative Agentfor Change
Collaboration site This is a very useful site to get ideas around collaborating online in education. If you click on collaboration projects you can see how to organize your collaborative efforts. http://www.teach-nology.com/currenttrends/collaboration/
Synchronous vs Asynchronous Focused vs Free-form Same (or different) time vs Same (or different Place Active vs Passive One-way vs Two-way vs Mulit-way Distributed vs Centralized Private vs Group vs Public Moderated (by on or peer-reviewed vs Unmoderated Read-only vs Read/Write vs Write only Telementoring as a Collaborative Agentfor Change
This article is from the ERIC database regarding collaboration in electronic learning communities. The articles displayhow the online community is tied to collaborating. “Thru collaboration according to Palloff and Pratt, (2005) critical thinking, promotion of initiative, and creative thinking,” are some of the accomplishments that come from collaborating. REFELECTION This article is a good supporting document for any teacher who wants to start using technology in the classroom and possibly collaborate with other student teachers outside their immediate area. Collaborating in Electronic Learning Communities http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICDocs/data/ericdocs2sql/content_storage_01/0000019b/80/44/cc/6f.pdf
This is a great online resource that allow you to view other teachers strategies and possibly implement them in you classroom. Teaching Today is an online community of educators utilizing technology to teach. Collaborating in Electronic Learning Communities
http://teachingtoday.glencoe.com/howtoarticles/collaborating-in-online-communities Click on the link and see for yourself!
This journal is from the ERIC database and gives a broad view of teaching and learning online. This journal puts in perspective that even though collaboration is great, there needs to be control concepts in place so one can continue to build on the overall collaborative experience. REFLECTION This journal gives a broad view of collaboration regardingeducation. It forced me to think about the bad and good potentials of using technology in education; additionally, armed me with information to analyze. Teaching & Learning in a Web2World http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICDocs/data/ericdocs2sql/content_storage_01/0000019b/80/34/ed/2b.pdf
Digital Opportunity Now for America’s Children This website provides the resources for children tolive healthy and have productive lives. The website has many technology programs available to assist withthese efforts in addition to online initiatives. http://www.childrenspartnership.org//AM/Template.cfm?Section=Home
Digital Opportunity for America’s Youthhttp://www.childrenspartnership.org/AM/Template.cfm?Section=Technology Click the link and explore the opportunities for America’s youth!
Conclusion As onecan see, collaborating in education online is criticalin today’s society. There are many resources and tools that allow you to interact within your community along with other communities. The internet has enabled students to have virtual mentors in variouscities, become educated in different countries, and all the while within a collaborative community.