Certainly, most of us have once attended a long and boring teaching/learning process (virtual or face-to-face), where the students are merely passive observers and are given little or no opportunities to participate. The truth is, this type of instruction hardly makes an impact on the audience. For effective learning and retention the effective interaction is necessary. This is what makes the experience more worthwhile and valuable for the learner.


Online Learning and the value it has for Adult Learning

The rapid advancements in technology and science over the past few decades have facilitated the dissemination of knowledge and the development and evolution of education and learning processes in an unprecedented pace like never before in the past. A key development that support and advance long-life learning and the promotion of adult skills and knowledge consist the proliferation, not just in numbers as well as in quality and breadth, of Online Learning courses and methodologies.


Preliminary Notes

Certainly, most of us have once attended a long and boring teaching/learning process (virtual or face-to-face), where the students are merely passive observers and are given little or no opportunities to participate. The truth is, this type of instruction hardly makes an impact on the audience. For effective learning and retention the effective interaction is necessary. This is what makes the experience more worthwhile and valuable for the learner.

Major Topic: Developing adult learners’ digital literacy and the use of resources available on the Internet

Education Objective

By the end of the Learning Unit, trainees will be capable of:

●       Understand what is collaborative learning

●       Carry out collaborative learning effectively in the classroom

●       Describe the tools used for collaborative learning

●       Able to use a variety of online tools and social media to communicate and engage in peer review activities

●       Understand and elaborate basic concepts of online collaborative learning

●       Understanding the different platforms used on online collaborative learning

●       Realize the advantages of online collaborative learning