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Table of ContentsINTRODUCTION...........................................................................................................................1PART A..........................................................................................................................................1Collaborative Education..............................................................................................................1Cloud Computing........................................................................................................................2Advantages of Cloud Computing................................................................................................2Collaborative learning in the cloud.............................................................................................3How Cloud Computing Can Enable the Idea of Collaborative Education..................................4Risks of Cloud based collaborative education system................................................................5Part B..............................................................................................................................................6Use of Google Docs in collaborative learning...........................................................................6Implications of collaborative learning for IS Professionals and organisation............................7CONCLUSION................................................................................................................................8REFERENCES...............................................................................................................................9
INTRODUCTIONWorld has become advanced by the evolution of technology and this leads to the regularchange in various processes and concepts. Such processes and concepts are giving theircontribution to the way that people are pursuing their educational endeavours, learning,performing tasks, various other activities, etc. (SAMSON, 2012). There has been seen animportant increase in the interest in collaborative education. The concept of collaborativeeducation is contributing to the way that ideas are getting exchanged among small groups. Thisnot only enhances the interest among contestants but are also promoting critical thinking whichpoints out that collaborative education is not new. There is a bright future of this educationsystem.This aids in anywhere learning from anywhere and collaboration in local as well asglobal level and because of this, teaching and learning is going to be more social.PART ACollaborative EducationCollaborative learning can be simply defined as a situation where two or more people tryto learn something and solve problems together. Here, people use the resources and skills of eachother which is not present in individual’s learning. They get engaged in a group and attempts toeducate themselves by sharing their ideas and skills. Sydney School of Education and SocialWork statesthat collaborative learning have several approaches in education that involves jointintellectual attempts by students and teachers (Stair and Reynolds, 2013).This may involvecollaborative writing, projects, etc. Furthermore, according to Gerlach, collaborative learning isbased on the concept that learning is of course a social act where the participants talk amongthemselves. Learning occurs here by this talk only. Some of the advantages of this type oflearning are listed as below:Enhances problem solving skills: Collaborative learning includes the clear condition ofan educational task having instructionsthatstudents need to disscuss with each otheraboutthework so that they come up with solutions to certain problems. At the time ofthis discussion, they are inspired to listen by paying attention to those comments whichare made by group members. They also give their contribution to the sharing and canalso evaluate again their perception and come to a conclusion.1
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