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How can you help other students succeed in a digital world?

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To identify and connect with the person who can offer the best help in a given scenario is a big challenge for any student. It could be a teacher, but in many cases the go to person is one of the students's peers. How can we improve this situation?

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Schools are slowly starting to look at technology as an opportunity to develop teaching methods and resonate with students on a technology level. Regardless of age, almost everyone owns a smartphone. Google is our library, and Wikipedia is our encyclopedia. Thesaurus is our dictionary, and Kindle is our textbook. At a time like this, learning to change our teaching methods by incorporating technology is the only way to bring light to the lives of our students. What are schools doing in order to bring about this change?

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How to prepare for the challenge?

Find out how students engage with peers during their learning process and what major barriers they encounter in the process.

Why is it important to find a solution to this challenge?

Peer Assisted Learning is an important aspect of any educational system, but very important in Distance Learning. Finding the right mechanisms to connect to the best person in a given situation, will make life simpler for many students.

What is the possible impact of a good solution?

Pleasurable learning experiences that motivate and encourage studying in a Distance Learning Environment.

What is the expected outcome of this challenge?

Mechanisms to establish ad-hoc Peer-to-Peer networks, platforms for Peer Learning.

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How can you help other students succeed in a digital world?

Colombo - Making Learning Efficient

To identify and connect with the person who can offer the best help in a given scenario is a big challenge for any student. It could be a teacher, but in many cases the go to person is one of the students's peers. How can we improve this situation?

Read more
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