DEC Scan Journal : Volume 34 Issue 4
2015 Volume 34, Issue 4 30 Contents Editorial Reflections Teaching & learning Research Curriculum support Share this Resource reviews Collaborative learning in action: This image shows a lot of good practice – the role of the teacher in guiding rather than instructing; cross-stage work; the sharing of devices; the high quality learning environment and the obvious engagement of the students. contains a hierarchy of four indicators of collaborative learning. If there is no collaboration, the activity scores zero. If there is informal collaboration, the score is 1. If there is informal collaboration and shared responsibility, the score is two. If the learners also make substantive decisions together, the score is three. If learners’ work is interdependent as well, the score is four. The 21CLD framework was a result of a Microsoft Partners in Learning (PiL) project. Rubrics have been developed for each of the elements of 21CLD. Integrating technology Collaborative ICTs in the form of Web 2 tools have been available since before most current Australian school students were born. Some education systems have moved very slowly into this space for fear that students would engage in poor digital citizenship. It’s now apparent that students will move into the space whether education systems want them to or not – they simply bring their own devices to school. The NSW Department of Education (DoE) now has a Bring Your Own Device. (BYOD) policy. This shift is being accompanied by increasing emphasis on explicit teaching of positive digital citizenship as the most effective way for students to be protected from harm on the internet.
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