This webinar is part of our 2022 CPD webinar sessions. Participants will earn an ALT CPD Open Badge which can be used as evidence towards accreditation via one of the pathways in ALT’s CMALT framework.
Presenter: Anuradha Peramunugamage
Engineering is the field or discipline, practice, profession and art to cater to social needs. Cooperative and collaborative forms of learning with hands-on experience have proven to be effective learning methods for engineering subjects. Hence, a teacher is no longer the primary source of knowledge and their role has shifted to a student-centric facilitator. Student-centered learning plays a major role in the education sector, requiring the teacher to work mainly as a facilitator. Collaborative learning provides an opportunity for the teacher to restructure the mode of teaching. Moreover, the increased use of mobile smart devices has changed the students’ pattern of learning. Thus, this presentation presents a Mobile Collaborative Learning and its effectiveness for engineering learning. When designing mobile collaborative learning activities teachers has to consider on a real-world scenario which motivates students for collaborative learning. Students should be able to share information easily as audio/video/ text and when sharing information bandwidth and file have to consider. When forming groups; small groups (3-4 members) and random group formation made effective results. Per group 1-2 facilitator(s) preferred with an industry expert. Self-evaluation, peer evaluation, group evaluation and teacher evaluation allowed students to work actively in the course.