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Collaborative Assignments: Enhancing Discussion and Extending the Boundaries of the Traditional Classroom
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, Department of History, United States

EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Honolulu, HI, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-73-0 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC

Abstract

Most research to date on the use of collaboration in higher education has focused on distance learning and non-traditional classrooms; however, the blending of online collaboration with traditional classroom interaction shows great promise across a variety of disciplines. This paper demonstrates a method of blending online collaboration and classroom discussion to inspire critical thinking and extend the boundaries of the traditional classroom through the use of the wiki post, a collaborative assignment with online and classroom components. In completing a wiki post, students post their analysis of the assigned topic to the class website, lead an in-class discussion of the contents of their posts, and update their posts after class with relevant details and feedback from the class discussion. The class website thus becomes a collection of student-created and reviewed content that contributes to the completion of individual capstone projects, such as research papers, final exams, and Senior Theses.

Citation

Campbell, V. (2009). Collaborative Assignments: Enhancing Discussion and Extending the Boundaries of the Traditional Classroom. In G. Siemens & C. Fulford (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2009--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 1672-1676). Honolulu, HI, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved January 20, 2020 from .

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