Silicon Chalk - Supporting Learning in the Classroom and Beyond
Murray Goldberg, University of British Columbia, Silicon Chalk, Canada ; Roy Kaufmann, Silicon Chalk, Canada
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-48-8 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
Silicon Chalk is a software based learning environment created to support synchronous collaborative learning and a wide variety of associated learning activities. It supports collaboration, communication, exercises, note taking and presentation in face to face classes where some or all students have laptops or tablet computers (and soon PDAs). It allows distance students to participate and creates a fully interactive recording of every learning activity for later learning, review, refinement and asynchronous participation. It facilitates the establishment of a learning community and maintains the connectedness of that community regardless of member location. The Silicon Chalk environment recognizes the variety of activities and contexts over which learning occurs and presents a unified environment allowing the student to move from activity to activity, context to context, and role to role seamlessly. Version one of Silicon Chalk is now in testing at UBC and other institutions.
Goldberg, M. & Kaufmann, R. (2003). Silicon Chalk - Supporting Learning in the Classroom and Beyond. In D. Lassner & C. McNaught (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2003--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 42-43). Honolulu, Hawaii, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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