Collaborative learning is where it’s at – let’s allow technology to bring it home!
A while back, I wrote a post about technology being the great equalizer. I have never understood the resistance to using technology in the “classroom”. In today’s day and age, learning collaboration is – and should be – the norm in all our learning designs.
Just recently, I conducted a workshop where I had participants pull out their pocket computers and research items to share with others in the room. There was laughter. One brave soul spoke up, “Are you sure you want us to use our phones? No one ever lets us do that in a class.” Well, my friend, there is a first time for everything.
As I reflect on that conversation and prepare for a live webinar session coming up this Wednesday, hosted by Litmos, about collaborative learning tools, it pains me to know that there are still people in the industry who are clinging to ways that just do not work any longer. People, we are 18 years into the 21st century! Time to belly up to the technology bar!
Excerpt from an article by Shannon Tipton, which can be found here: