Unit 1: Tools and methods to foster online communication and collaboration

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Based on the PLACEDU project research report, a significant part of university students link online learning with a sense of irrelevance caused by the lack of interaction during online learning. The research carried out during the project has also revealed that this mirrors some teachers’ inability to successfully introduce both quality and interactive content.

Adding a social element to an activity can truly boost its learning value. Digital tools enable fostering both productivity and creativity, they also get students to share and collaborate in their projects, give and take feedback, annotate, brainstorm, etc. With some reflection, students can also use metacognition to examine their own process and discover how collaboration leads to better knowledge building as well as the development of social and emotional skills.

Source and more on student collaboration tools: https://www.commonsense.org/education/lists/best-student-collaboration-tools