Social Interaction

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Social interaction is an important aspect of elearning. Social Interaction happens via online collaboration. “Even as early as 1930 Vygotsky identifies the importance of social interaction in the learning process.”[1] It is essential that students engage in the learning process with each other to maximize learning potential. According to Cohen, “Students learn a great deal by explaining their ideas to others and by participating in activities in which they can learn from their peers.”[2] Time within an elearning environment must be used to ensure students can work together to engage with their peers. Engaging with peers ensure that students participate in an active learning process. “Active learning means students engage with the material, participate in the class, and collaborate with each other.”[3]

This elearning experience intergrates well with: Future Classrooms; The Future Of Learning.

[1] Mcloud, S. A., 2014. Lev Vygotsky. Accessed Feburary 18, 2017. www.simplypsychology.org/vygotsky.html

[2] Ruth Cohen, Jane Sampson. 2012. Peer Learning in Higher Education: Learning From & With Each Other. Edited by David Bond. Sterling, VA: Stylus Publishing Inc.

[3] Stanford University, 2017. Promoting Active Learning. Accessed February 18, 2017 from https://teachingcommons.stanford.edu/resources/learning-resources/promoting-active-learning

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