While technology ushers in opportunity, best practice integration remains challenging. Learn to implement digital pedagogies by promoting collaboration, bolstering purposeful inquiry, and anchoring student learning for optimized outcomes.

Promoting Shared Expertise with Networked Collaboration

Promoting shared expertise with networked collaboration

Probably the best way to understand networked collaboration is to borrow a few lines from the famous Ron Howard-directed movie, Apollo 13. At one point in the movie, the audience witnesses NASA scientists, engineers, and contractors frantically attempting to save the lives of the three astronauts by building a makeshift CO2 filter out of materials aboard the lunar module Aquarius. As mission control flight director Gene Kranz, played by actor Ed Harris, issues the directive, “We must find a way to make a square plug fit into a round hole rapidly,” the audience hears what amounts to a loosely coupled culminating performance task issued from one of the NASA department heads, “We got ...

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