Learning From Students

March 21, 2010 at 11:20 am | Posted in 21st Century, Collaboration, Global Collaboration, Project-based Learning, Shift | Leave a comment
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Will, Beatrice, Jeongmin, Arjun aren’t “my” students but I collaborated with them a month ago when participating virtually in a Flat Classroom Mini-conference in Mumbai. I was participating via Skype, etherpad and Ustream from my apartment in Madrid. I enjoyed this collaboration and was very impressed with their ability to work together and think on their feet, coming up with a fantastic idea, Project IMPACT. Here is the video describing Project IMPACT…

They didn’t leave the project behind in Mumbai but continue to work together using a wiki and twitter account to keep the momentum and pursue this idea from a distance and from one team member’s campus. I was recently learning about Challenge Based Learning and immediately thought of ProjectIMPACT as an excellent example of this type of learning- these students are taking an activity and continuing with it based on their desire to improve our world with a socially beneficial, life enriching and achievable idea.

Project IMPACT has caught my interest and enthusiasm and I plan to help in any way I can, but mainly stay out of the way regarding the project development and their vision. Is there a way you could help or support making ProjectIMPACT a reality?

Links:

Flat Classroom Team 6 wiki page
Fundraising ideas sketch
New ProjectIMPACT wiki page
Twitter @IMPACTeam

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