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Can Technology Enhanced Learning engage the 'silent' student?

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27 August 2009

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Sukhtinder
2:07pm 7 September 2009


Yes and No, again it comes back to differing learning styles, study habits as well as getting someone to try or engage/communicate in a way that they may have never or feel the confidence to do so. Technology can engage the 'silent' student but this should be done in stages/tasks where the student may not even realise that they are even doing so this because it's related to a meaningful learning outcome.

On saying that we should not assume that a silent student is not learning! There are stages to participation in technology and we all have probably been there and evolved just as technology has - passive lurkers to active contributors and participators!

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