Despite the advantages of using mobile devices for online collaborative learning, users face a possible loss of functionality. A test of mobile platforms for Cyber Peer-Led Team Learning (cPLTL) found three viable choices.
BiographyRandy is Manager of Instructional Technology Consulting at the campus centers for teaching and learning with University Information Technology Services (UITS) at Indiana University. Randy works with all of IU's teaching and learning centers where he provides oversight and coordination of the activities of instructional technology consultants. Randy also works with faculty in the design and development of collaboration services to assist them with their teaching and learning goals and objectives. Randy is a graduate of IUPUI with a Bachelor's degree in Telecommunications. He also holds a Master's degree from IU in Instructional Systems Technology.
As cyber peer-led team learning matures, adopting institutions have queried whether other web conferencing platforms might replace or supplement the original platform.
Given the proven success of peer-led team learning, an experiment explored whether cyber PLTL could achieve similar success, especially in STEM fields.