Collaborative Learning in Large Classes: Large Scale Peer-to-Peer Learning with Monash MeTL
Kati Franke, Nathan Bailey, Bernard Gibson, Chris Hagan, David Hagan, Murray Logan, Gordon Sanson, Monash University, Australia
Global Learn, in Melbourne, Australia ISBN 978-1-880094-85-3 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)
Monash University has been exploring tablet-based education since 2008. In settings where both students and teachers have access to Tablet PCs or other mobile devices, collaborative software provides opportunities for increased participation, instant feedback and peer-to-peer learning. In early 2009, Monash began developing its own collaborative ecosystem, Monash MeTL, allowing the University to progressively move towards a collaborative approach where students can work together with peers and the teacher in exploring the lecture and tutorial content. Whilst MeTL provides a collaborative environment for within the class, students and teachers are no longer confined to the physical location of the class, allowing students to continue their learning journey beyond the classroom. Since 2009, MeTL has undergone significant changes in design and architecture. This paper will describe the development cycle and provide an overview of MeTL’s current features and functionality.
Franke, K., Bailey, N., Gibson, B., Hagan, C., Hagan, D., Logan, M. & Sanson, G. (2011). Collaborative Learning in Large Classes: Large Scale Peer-to-Peer Learning with Monash MeTL. In S. Barton, J. Hedberg & K. Suzuki (Eds.), Proceedings of Global Learn Asia Pacific 2011--Global Conference on Learning and Technology (pp. 43-48). Melbourne, Australia: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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