NTLT 2012 - Improve collaborative learning process through classroom redesign

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NTLT 2012 - Improve collaborative learning process through classroom redesign

  1. 1. Improve Collaborative Learning Processthrough Classroom RedesignIwan TjhinFaculty of Business and IT
  2. 2. Background» Learners were encouraged to » Drawing-related courses participate in discussions » Drew / sketched on books» Actively took part in discussions » Discussions were in round-robin or» Received feedback from other voluntary orders learners » Feedbacks were more verbal than» Worked well in smaller group visual
  3. 3. Before Within class session Outside class session Students Students Lecturer Lecturer
  4. 4. Before» Implications » Dominated by more assertive students » Time constraint » Class session ended = Collaboration ended » More learners = Less participations
  5. 5. Objectives» “Knowledge not shared is knowledge wasted”» To include as many learners possible» To extend discussions to outside class sessions» To empower less assertive learners» To archive discussions
  6. 6. Technology Local (possibly remote) server for dedicated forum Switch Lab computers for learners (each has a touch screen with stylus) Moderator’s computer (if required in institution practice)
  7. 7. Process Flow Students Students Students Students
  8. 8. Process Flow Learners post Learners post replies Learners receive discussion questions (drawings, charts, notes) feedbacks to dedicated forum
  9. 9. After Within class session Outside class session Students Students Lecturer Lecturer
  10. 10. After» Implications » No more time constraint » Class session ended ≠ Collaboration ended » More learners = More participations » More discussion outputs » Feedbacks were more visual than verbal » Contributed to building knowledge bank
  11. 11. Comparison » Participation rate comparison Participation Before After Increment (per week) Within Outside Within OutsideAverage initiated discussions 4.50 - 7.25 7.50 328%Average replies per discussion 7.61 - 8.57 7.85 216%Average initiated discussion per learner 0.32 - 0.52 0.54 331%Average replies per learner 2.45 - 4.44 4.21 353%Average replies per learner per 0.54 - 0.61 0.56 217%discussion
  12. 12. For the future» Whether adoption of such approach may contribute toward improving motivational level and participation rate of Maori, Pacific Islander and Youth students? » “Don’t need to be on the spotlight”» Whether this approach may have adverse effects on students’ verbal communication skills? » “Hiding behind the screen”» How touch technology may transform classroom and computer lab layouts? » “Windows 8 roll out next year”
  13. 13. Thank You

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