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Educational Collaboration Aiming at Effective Communication

Nicolau, Felix LU (2013) International Scientific Conference In eLearning and Software for Education 2. p.412-415
Abstract
Resorting more and more to e-learning means a thorough transformation of the teaching processes. Once the teacher-student communication is realized on yahoo-groups or Facebook-groups, the classical roles in the classroom become obsolete. With teachers having the possibility to enter in due time on students’ forums, the former relation of power in education moves to a collaborative one. More and more the educational system targets the communication abilities and skills, instead of acquiring specialized knowledge. Good communicators are able to “translate” the jargon of their profession to other people and this capacity indicates crystal-clear and well-balanced thinking. Renouncing at frontal teaching and multiplying the centres of... (More)
Resorting more and more to e-learning means a thorough transformation of the teaching processes. Once the teacher-student communication is realized on yahoo-groups or Facebook-groups, the classical roles in the classroom become obsolete. With teachers having the possibility to enter in due time on students’ forums, the former relation of power in education moves to a collaborative one. More and more the educational system targets the communication abilities and skills, instead of acquiring specialized knowledge. Good communicators are able to “translate” the jargon of their profession to other people and this capacity indicates crystal-clear and well-balanced thinking. Renouncing at frontal teaching and multiplying the centres of information in the educational process can only increase the quality of the dialogue. The teacher is no longer the main actor, not even the stage-director, but a sort of pathfinder. Thus, he/she has to be trusted by his/her followers, and not feared or taken for granted. Such an approach aims at transferring parts of the teacher’s responsibilities to students. E-learning stresses individual response, taking students away from the false security of their groups. The first result is that the childish and irresponsible reactions will dwindle. Paradoxically, e-learning encourages self-assessment, involvement and efficient communication. The use of yahoo and Facebook groups for sending tasks, didactic materials and suggestions is completed with debates in real time on the proposed topics. In this way, classes are anticipated and even started before the official meeting. In the post-postmodernist world, education looks like an uninterrupted dialogue, and not like a series of obstacles that has to be faced with anxiety. (Less)
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Collaboration, e-learning, Facebook-groups, responsibility, yahoo groups
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Quality and efficiency in e-learning : Proceedings of the 9th International Scientific Conference eLearning and Software for Education - Proceedings of the 9th International Scientific Conference eLearning and Software for Education
series title
eLearning and Software for Education
volume
2
article number
15
pages
412 - 415
publisher
Editura Universităţii Naţionale de Apărare „Carol I”
conference name
International Scientific Conference
conference location
Bucharest, Romania
conference dates
2013-04-25 - 2013-04-26
ISSN
2066-026X
2066-8821
DOI
10.12753/2066-026X-13-175
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English
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  abstract     = {Resorting more and more to e-learning means a thorough transformation of the teaching processes. Once the teacher-student communication is realized on yahoo-groups or Facebook-groups, the classical roles in the classroom become obsolete. With teachers having the possibility to enter in due time on students’ forums, the former relation of power in education moves to a collaborative one. More and more the educational system targets the communication abilities and skills, instead of acquiring specialized knowledge. Good communicators are able to “translate” the jargon of their profession to other people and this capacity indicates crystal-clear and well-balanced thinking. Renouncing at frontal teaching and multiplying the centres of information in the educational process can only increase the quality of the dialogue. The teacher is no longer the main actor, not even the stage-director, but a sort of pathfinder. Thus, he/she has to be trusted by his/her followers, and not feared or taken for granted. Such an approach aims at transferring parts of the teacher’s responsibilities to students. E-learning stresses individual response, taking students away from the false security of their groups. The first result is that the childish and irresponsible reactions will dwindle. Paradoxically, e-learning encourages self-assessment, involvement and efficient communication. The use of yahoo and Facebook groups for sending tasks, didactic materials and suggestions is completed with debates in real time on the proposed topics. In this way, classes are anticipated and even started before the official meeting. In the post-postmodernist world, education looks like an uninterrupted dialogue, and not like a series of obstacles that has to be faced with anxiety.},
  author       = {Nicolau, Felix},
  booktitle    = {Quality and efficiency in e-learning : Proceedings of the 9th International Scientific Conference eLearning and Software for Education},
  issn         = {2066-026X},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {412--415},
  publisher    = {Editura Universităţii Naţionale de Apărare „Carol I”},
  series       = {eLearning and Software for Education},
  title        = {Educational Collaboration Aiming at Effective Communication},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.12753/2066-026X-13-175},
  doi          = {10.12753/2066-026X-13-175},
  volume       = {2},
  year         = {2013},
}