Telematic Environments and Competition-Based Methodologies: An Approach to Active Learning

Telematic Environments and Competition-Based Methodologies: An Approach to Active Learning

Elena Verdú (University of Valladolid, Spain), Luisa M. Regueras (University of Valladolid, Spain), María J. Verdú (University of Valladolid, Spain), Juan Pablo de Castro (University of Valladolid, Spain) and María A. Pérez (University of Valladolid, Spain)
Copyright: © 2008 |Pages: 18
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-756-0.ch013
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Abstract

This chapter provides an overview of technology-based competitive active learning. It discusses competitive and collaborative learning and analyzes how adequate the different strategies are for different individual learning styles. First of all, some classifications of learning styles are reviewed. Then, the chapter discusses competitive and collaborative strategies as active learning methodologies and analyzes their effects on students’ outcomes and feelings, according to their learning styles. Next, it shows how networking technology can mitigate the possible negative aspects. All the discussion is supported by significant study cases from the literature. Finally, an innovative system for active competitive and collaborative learning is presented as an example of a telematic versatile learning system.

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