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This webpage provides the alternative to the report of the lesson 11 of the Educational Technology 2 book. The title of the topic is "Cooperative Learning with Computer". Let's start then!
Singapore has set the global pace for student-centered learning with a 2:1 (2 pupils per computer) ratio in its masterplan for IT Education.
This shows that even in progressive countries, the 1:1 pupil-computer ratio is still an ideal to achieve.
This calls for the fact that all classrooms (much more in public schools) may not be equipped with the appropriate number of computer.
- Cooperative or Collaborative Learning -
: Learning by small groups of students who work together in a common learning task
Improves teacher effectiveness
Increases academic performance
Promotes literacy and language skills
Encourages active learning while motivating the students
It is said that computer may foster student learning in isolation that hinders student’s social skills.
Using of computer do not automatically result in cooperative learning. Therefore teacher assign several task to ensure collaborative learning.
The task are:
Assigning students to mixed-ability teams
Establishing positive interdependence
Teaching cooperative social skills
Insuring individual accountability, and
Helping groups process information
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