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Collaboration and Learning: Managing Groups

Collaboration and Learning: Managing Groups

This document describes ways to implement structure in group projects for effective ... (more)

This document describes ways to implement structure in group projects for effective collaborative learning. Aspects of group membership, individual and group accountability, and grading group work are discussed. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Collection:
Connexions
Provider:
Rice University
Author:
The Cain Project In Engineering And Professional Communication
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Using Handheld Wireless Computers to Increase Interactivity and Collaborative Learning in Large Classes

Using Handheld Wireless Computers to Increase Interactivity and Collaborative Learning in Large Classes

We conducted a pilot study to determine the effectiveness of wireless, handheld ... (more)

We conducted a pilot study to determine the effectiveness of wireless, handheld computers in fostering active and collaborative learning in lecture-based teaching. We compared the capabilities of the largest type of handheld, the Jornada 820, to that of the smallest, a Handspring Visor "personal digital assistant." This article describes our use of the handhelds in a variety of classroom exercises, emphasizing wireless internet access. We explain our successes, problems, and proposed solutions. Although the initial pilot study involved only two classes, its success will justify the introduction of handhelds into a number of additional courses. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Lesson Plans
Collection:
Association for Biology Laboratory Education (ABLE)
Provider:
North Carolina State University
Author:
Betty Black
Hal Meeks
Marianne Niedzlek-Feaver
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Sakai Project -- Collaboration and Learning Environment (CLE)

Sakai Project -- Collaboration and Learning Environment (CLE)

Sakai is an online Collaboration and Learning Environment. Many users of Sakai ... (more)

Sakai is an online Collaboration and Learning Environment. Many users of Sakai deploy it to support teaching and learning, ad hoc group collaboration, support for portfolios and research collaboration. Sakai is a free and open source product that is built and maintained by the Sakai community. Sakai's development model is called "Community Source" because many of the developers creating Sakai are drawn from the "community" of organizations that have adopted and are using Sakai. (less)

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Systems Thinking and Practice

Systems Thinking and Practice

What is systems thinking and practice? The essence of systems thinking and ... (more)

What is systems thinking and practice? The essence of systems thinking and practice is in 'seeing' the world in a particular way, because how you 'see' things affects the way you approach situations or undertake specific tasks. This unit will help you to learn about the problems of defining a system and meet some of the key concepts used in systems theory: boundary, environment, positive and negative feedback, etc. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Readings
Syllabi
Collection:
Open University OpenLearn
Provider:
Open University
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Authentic Problem-based Collaborative Learning Practices for Professional Development in Teacher Education

Authentic Problem-based Collaborative Learning Practices for Professional Development in Teacher Education

Higher learning organizations frequently offer courses isolated from other disciplines or areas ... (more)

Higher learning organizations frequently offer courses isolated from other disciplines or areas of concentration. The intent of this study was to explore collaboration practices on authentic based projects involving two distinct courses from differing programs: Instructional Technology and Educational Leadership. This paper describes the strategies of designing effective learning environments for multidisciplinary collaboration and problem-based learning and reports the effectiveness of those strategies. The result of the collaboration was the production of various multimedia interactive professional development training materials developed by the technology students on various topics proposed by the school administrators. The collaborative learning practices provided the opportunity to not only give and receive knowledge among the participants but also view this exchange as a responsibility to create a collaborative culture within the university. (less)

Subject:
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Readings
Collection:
Connexions
Provider:
Rice University
Author:
Carol Schultz
Seung Kim
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Collaborative Learning and the Open Educational Resource Movement

Collaborative Learning and the Open Educational Resource Movement

Open Educational Resources (OERs) are bringing a wealth of information, through various ... (more)

Open Educational Resources (OERs) are bringing a wealth of information, through various technologies, to all corners of the planet. This vital new movement has greatly impacted how our next generation now learns, but the promise is far grander. For the movement to reach it’s full potential, it must keep pace with technology. As Web 1.0 has moved on to the more interactive Web 2.0, so must the OER movement progress to the more interactive, student-centered, social learning environment of Learning 2.0. In this analysis I will share current examples of social learning in OERs. First, I will look at the trend of consumers becoming producers on websites such as Connexions and Rip Mix Learner. Second, I will examine the current and future role of education in social and interactive sites like Facebook and Wikipedia. Third, I will address how social learning is incorporated into OERs that are created for developing countries. And finally, I will discuss future trends and how OERs can, and must, continue to drive learners to interact and connect when they are in disparate areas. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Readings
Collection:
Connexions
Provider:
Rice University
Author:
Dirk Bowles
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Systems thinking: critical thinking skills for the 1990s and beyond

Systems thinking: critical thinking skills for the 1990s and beyond

This pdf article discusses the need for teaching systems thinking and critical ... (more)

This pdf article discusses the need for teaching systems thinking and critical thinking skills. Systems thinking and systems dynamics are important for developing effective strategies to close the gap between the interdependent nature of our problems and our ability to understand them. This article calls for a clearer view of the nature of systems thinking and the education system into which it must be transferred. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Readings
Collection:
Starting Point (SERC)
Provider:
SERC at Carlton College
Author:
Barry Richmond
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The learning organization

The learning organization

This audiotape is linked to Creating People Centred Schools learning guide, but ... (more)

This audiotape is linked to Creating People Centred Schools learning guide, but carries debates which could also be used in a free-standing way by anyone interested in school organization and change. (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Material Type:
Audio Lectures
Collection:
OER Africa
Provider:
South African Institute for Distance Education
Author:
Themba Ndhlovu, Carol Bertram, Nonhlanhla Mthiyane, Neil Avery, John Gultig, Dawn Butler
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What is a learning organization?

What is a learning organization?

This audiotape is linked to Creating People Centred Schools learning guide, but ... (more)

This audiotape is linked to Creating People Centred Schools learning guide, but carries debates which could also be used in a free-standing way by anyone interested in school organization and change. (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Material Type:
Audio Lectures
Collection:
OER Africa
Provider:
South African Institute for Distance Education
Author:
Themba Ndhlovu, Carol Bertram, Nonhlanhla Mthiyane, Neil Avery, John Gultig, Dawn Butler
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Creating People Centred Schools: The learning organization

Creating People Centred Schools: The learning organization

This audio file podcast is linked to Creating People Centred Schools learning ... (more)

This audio file podcast is linked to Creating People Centred Schools learning guide, but carries debates which could also be used in a free-standing way by anyone interested in school organization and change. (less)

Subject:
Business
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Collection:
OER Africa
Provider:
South African Institute for Distance Education
Author:
Avery, Neil
Bertram Carol
Butler, Dawn
Gultig, John
Mthiyane, Nonhlanhla
Ndhlovu, Thema
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Creating People Centred Schools Audio: What is a learning organization?

Creating People Centred Schools Audio: What is a learning organization?

This audio file podcast is linked to Creating People Centred Schools learning ... (more)

This audio file podcast is linked to Creating People Centred Schools learning guide, but carries debates which could also be used in a free-standing way by anyone interested in school organization and change. (less)

Subject:
Business
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Readings
Unit of Study
Collection:
OER Africa
Provider:
South African Institute for Distance Education
Author:
Avery, Neil
Bertram Carol
Butler,Dawn
Gultig, John
Mthiyane, Nonhlanhla
Ndhlovu, Themba
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Action Research for Educational, Professional, and Personal Change, Fall 2007

Action Research for Educational, Professional, and Personal Change, Fall 2007

This course covers techniques for and critical thinking about the evaluation of ... (more)

This course covers techniques for and critical thinking about the evaluation of changes in educational practices and policies in schools, organizations, and informal contexts. Topics include quantitative and qualitative methods for design and analysis, participatory design of practices and policies, institutional learning, the wider reception or discounting of evaluations, and selected case studies, including those arising from semester-long student projects. (less)

Subject:
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Case Study
Full Course
Syllabi
Collection:
UMass Boston OpenCourseWare
Provider:
UMass Boston
Author:
Ph.D.
Professor Peter Taylor
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Project Management for Scientists and Engineers

Project Management for Scientists and Engineers

The course is taught to undergraduates, graduate students, and professional masters students ... (more)

The course is taught to undergraduates, graduate students, and professional masters students and involves the areas of organizational behavior & leadership, accounting, marketing, strategy, entrepreneurship, and project management. It is this last area that is covered in this book. Irrespective of your future career in science and engineering you will be involved in projects and an awareness of the factors that enable a successful project is important for all team members. It should be recognized that the topics included in the book are not limited to scientists and engineers, they are useful for people in any careers. This course is not aimed at making you a certified project manager, but to provide the skills that will allow you to be a more effective project team member and also when you are dragged screaming and kicking into the role of accidental project manager. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Full Course
Textbooks
Collection:
Connexions
Provider:
Rice University
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The Sustainability Learning Suites

The Sustainability Learning Suites

The sustainability learning suites is a set of learning objects created for ... (more)

The sustainability learning suites is a set of learning objects created for people with a post-secondary science background, organized in six themes: Systems thinking; Sustainable development; Population; Energy; Water and Materials. The materials are designed on Fink's Taxonomy of Significant Learning and include: learning objectives, editable slides with notes and embedded classroom activities, activities of 1-3 hours, assessments, and a set of 24 videos. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Assessments
Full Course
Lecture Notes
Video Lectures
Collection:
Open Author Resources
Author:
Linda Vanasupa
Qiong (Jane) Zhang
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Digital Government 2: Information Technology and Democratic Administration

Digital Government 2: Information Technology and Democratic Administration

SI 533 - Course is the second of a two-part sequence exploring ... (more)

SI 533 - Course is the second of a two-part sequence exploring contemporary practices, challenges, and opportunities at the intersection of information technology and democratic governance. Whereas the first course (SI 532) focuses on tensions and innovations in democratic politics, this course takes on emerging directions in democratic administration and the shifting role of information technologies in supporting, transforming, and understanding these. The first part of the course sets contemporary discussions of digital or "E-government" against a richer backdrop of administrative, bureaucratic, and organizational theory. The second part of the course explores a range of cases in which emergent informational forms and practices have entered -- and in some cases, begun to alter -- the traditional art and practice of goverment. Drawing on examples from local, state, federal, and international experience, students are encouraged to adopt a practical and appropriately critical take on the practice, problems, and possibilities for democratic administration in an increasingly IT-saturated age. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Full Course
Collection:
African Health OER Network
Provider:
University of Ghana, University of Michigan
Author:
Steven Jackson
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Globstrategy

Globstrategy

Globstrategy was created to curate open, freely available open educational resources(OER) useful ... (more)

Globstrategy was created to curate open, freely available open educational resources(OER) useful to the teaching of global strategy and International Business. It is a knowledge portal that serves to link Practitioners, Repositories, Academics , Businesses with the learning community. The central theme is to provide current up to date materials to support the learning process as well as to provide relevant information to business that seek new markets.Managed by Academics and Industry leaders, the free databases are expected to aid practitioners of the art of doing business globally. (less)

Subject:
Business
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Case Study
Lecture Notes
Readings
Textbooks
Collection:
International Business and Economics
Provider:
Individual Authors
Author:
Suresh George
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Adaptation explained | Ecology & Environment

Adaptation explained | Ecology & Environment

Learn about how organisms adapt to their habitats. This video is part ... (more)

Learn about how organisms adapt to their habitats. This video is part of The Virtual School's "Adapting and Living Together" chapter within our Ecology and Environment topic. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Audio Lectures
Full Course
Images and Illustrations
Syllabi
Video Lectures
Collection:
Open Author Resources
Author:
fuseschool - a global OER programme
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Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Assessments
Full Course
Homework and Assignments
Lecture Notes
Syllabi
Collection:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Provider:
M.I.T.
Author:
George Kocur
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