Collaborative learning: Interactive debates using padlet in a higher education institution

DeWitt, Dorothy and Alias, Norlidah and Siraj, Saedah (2015) Collaborative learning: Interactive debates using padlet in a higher education institution. In: International Educational Technology Conference (IETC 2015), 27-29 May 2015, Istanbul, Turkey. (Submitted)

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Teaching the advantages and disadvantages of ICT can be boring and unchallenging to students. Hence, a lesson was designed for interactivity and collaboration using Padlet. Padlet is an online tool and has been used for maintaining interactions and communication for collaborative learning. In this study, Padlet was used in a synchronous online debate among 40 students learning about computers in an institute of higher education. A survey of the usability of this tool for constructing new knowledge and for collaborative learning was done. In addition, students were interviewed to gather their opinion on the use of the tool. The findings indicated that students could learn and generate new ideas when using this tool. Hence, Padlet can be used for collaborative learning in the format of a debate to get new ideas. Further studies can be carried out to determine other models for using Padlet as an instructional tool for subjects in higher education institutions.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
Divisions: Faculty of Education
Depositing User: Mr. Mohd Samsul Ismail
Date Deposited: 17 Jun 2015 03:00
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2021 05:11

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