Learning Changes Students ' Learning Essay

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Collective learning changes students’ learning style to a more effective way. With the combination of technology and in-class group activities, collective learning as an educational method becomes more fun and acceptable. Duke University brought the iPod as an academic device and use for the educational experiment to all first-year students. The iPod inverts the traditional role of music player into a useful study tool. Students can not only listen to music, but also use the iPod as an academic device to share knowledge and communicate with others. People from outside Duke University can also have the access to these shared documents, which makes everyone have the same opportunity to learn. In Project Classroom Makeover, the author Cathy Davidson introduces the use of the iPod for an educational experiment for collective learning, which brings out the idea of crowdsourcing. Crowdsourcing is a group of students will share their ideas and solve the problem together, which is one way of collective learning. At Duke University, the introduce and widespread of collective learning have enhanced the education into a higher level; whereas, collective learning has played both positive roles and negative roles in education. Positively, collective learning makes students regain the interest of studying and improving students’ social skills, which would increase the likelihood of students to success in the future; however, negatively, students might over-relying on other students’
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