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Collaborative Learning in Education

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Niall Larkin

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Transcript of Collaborative Learning in Education

An Exploration into the Effectiveness of ICT in Facilitating Collaborative Learning.
Title
Dissolving Boundaries,
was
a north/south inter-schools programme, that engaged pupils in collaborative curricular projects.
Rationale
Personal interest.
Children are surrounded by technology.
Research indicates that ICT can positively affect academic performance.
DES recommendations.
Niall Larkin
Collaborative Learning
Wikis
Forums
Video-Conferencing
Blogs
The DES (2008, p.138) affirms “Teachers should exploit the potential of ICT to develop a range of students’ skills including … collaborative skills.”
Dissolving Boundaries
Derry
Offaly
Data Collection
Interviews
Documents
Observations
Focus
Groups
Focus groups with children and parents
Samples of pupils work on wikis and forums
Logged observations during research
Interviewed other teachers involved
Research Question
“How does ICT and particularly the Dissolving Boundaries programme facilitate collaborative learning in 5th and 6th class pupils in a rural primary school?”
Collected data in 3 schools.
Work Samples
Findings
Teachers’, parents’ and pupils’ perceptions and experiences of ICT in education
Most effective tool for achieving collaboration in the classroom
The barriers’ teachers’ encounter when introducing ICT into the classroom
How Dissolving Boundaries and collaborative learning benefit pupils
How gender affect students levels of collaboration
What are teachers’, parents’ and pupils’ perceptions and experiences of ICT in education?
What is the most effective tool for achieving collaboration in the classroom?
What are the barriers’ teachers’ encounter when introducing ICT into the classroom?
How does Dissolving Boundaries and collaborative learning benefit pupils?
How does gender affect students levels of collaboration?
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