The Collaborative Mind: Tools for 21st-Century Learning
By Ernie. J. Cox – Posted Sep 1, 2009
MultiMedia Internet & Schools
Excerpt: “Some people believe collaboration is the next educational fad, and they look forward to the day it passes into history. On the other hand, many educators believe collaboration to be a vital component of learning and living in the present and preparing for the unknown future. While the theoretical basis for collaborative learning has been around for decades, its broad-based consideration and implementation is just beginning in earnest. …
The American Association of School Librarians (AASL), the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), and the Partnership for 21st Century Skills all place collaboration as a central piece in the education puzzle. One of the desired skills described in the AASL standards is to “Participate and collaborate as members of a social and intellectual network of learners.” Read more.