How ‘collaborative learning’ is transforming higher education
Technology is enabling more dynamic teaching and learning—both inside and outside of classBy Jennifer Nastu
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At Duke University, business school students use a state-of-the-art “virtual lecture hall” to have conversations with CEOs and fellow students from around the world. At Harvard, physics students learn from each other—as well as their professor—by discussing key “concept questions” in small groups periodically during class. And at dozens of institutions nationwide, students continue their discussion of lessons long after the class period is over, through “social collaboration” platforms that move the conversation online....