Why collaborative learning spaces?
- Students who engage in collaborative learning learn significantly more, remember it longer, and develop better critical-thinking skills than their counterparts in traditional lecture classes.
- Students enjoy and value collaborative learning more than traditional lecture classes, so they are more likely to attend classes and finish the course.
- Students exposed to collaborative learning acquire skills that transfer into jobs that require teamwork. Collaborative learning assists students develop the skills necessary to work on complex projects where team work is essential for completion in a reasonable amount of time.
Technology in Collaboration
Any technology used within a collaborative learning space must be group-focused, or such that it can transform personal technology into group technology.