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Chapter 1: Personalized Learning
What Is Collaboration Today?
Collaboration has been with us from the time people started learning. For many people, it is the method of learning that works best for them. Historically, collaborative learning had its limitations. For the most part it could only take place in face-to-face encounters. The collaborative parties needed to be in the same location at the same time for collaboration to be most effective. I am sure that there were successful collaborative efforts that took place through the mail, or over telephone lines, but that was costly in both time and money. The real game-changer, however, came with the advance of the Internet and social media applications (apps).
Technology has allowed us to bypass the ...