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Collaborative learning in action at UT

Kleine, S.L.A. (2021) Collaborative learning in action at UT.

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Abstract:During the COVID-19 pandemic, the way of teaching and education has been changed extremely, and these changes are likely to (whether partially) continue after the pandemic as well. Most education has moved to an online environment, but this has caused several problems. This research uses a systematic literature review in order to see which e-learning methods and techniques are available right now, what are their strengths and shortcomings, and how to apply (possibly after adapting) these methods and techniques in bachelor courses at the UT (University of Twente), in such a way that it will benefit the students. It mainly focuses on collaborative learning principles and existing e-learning technology, and the combination of those, where the research zooms in on Virtual Worlds (VWs). Findings suggest that the use of customized avatars supporting non-verbal communication and easily accessible collaborative tools in one shared environment are suitable for online collaborative learning. The conclusion can be used for further research and for the development of a VW supporting collaborative learning in higher education.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:EEMCS: Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
Subject:81 education, teaching
Programme:Computer Science BSc (56964)
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