Increasing Student Engagement through Collaborative Learning Outside the Classroom

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dc.contributor.authorHernandez, M. Rosario-
dc.descriptionThe Future of Education Conference, Florence, Italy, 7-8 June 2012en_US
dc.description.abstractSeveral factors, including the Bologna process, the embargo on university posts and a larger student population pursuing degrees, have contributed to radical changes in teaching, learning and assessment in Higher Education in the last few years. It was in this context that a collaborative component has been introduced into a Level 2 Spanish Language module at University College Dublin. This paper presents the rationale for introducing a collaborative component into this module and it describes the self-directed tasks completed by the students. It also addresses the extent to which collaborative learning outside the classroom contributes to the enhancement of student learning and it examines the obstacles encountered by the students during the semester. The discussion of the findings focuses on feedback from the students and on group reflections submitted via Blackboard, the university's Virtual Learning Environment.en_US
dc.publisherSimonelli Editoreen_US
dc.relation.ispartofPixel (ed.). Conference proceedings. International Conference the future of education (Florence, 16-17 june 2011) vol.2en_US
dc.subjectHigher Educationen_US
dc.subjectCollaborative learningen_US
dc.subjectEnhancement of student learningen_US
dc.subjectSpanish Languageen_US
dc.titleIncreasing Student Engagement through Collaborative Learning Outside the Classroomen_US
dc.typeConference Publicationen_US
dc.statusPeer revieweden_US
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