Title

Super-Node Topology In Collaborative Learning: Concrete Examples And Benefits

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Source of Publication

2021 IEEE International Conference on Engineering, Technology & Education (TALE)

Publication Date

12-5-2021

Abstract

In the context of education, collaborative learning is one of the pillars of teaching and learning approaches. It has been encouraged for its notable advantages in creating an active learning environment. Incorporating new and effective collaborative learning strategies in teaching would increase students' interest and understanding, boost curiosity and willingness to do better, improve students' interpersonal and leadership skills, increase engagement, and improve the overall learning experience. This paper proposes a supernode-based approach for student groups' formation, a new method inspired by the peer-to-peer topology for file sharing systems. This method can be applied to a variety of courses, including networking and software development courses. Its benefits range from developing students' awareness of each other's academic needs to increasing interactivity and willingness to help each other, optimizing the teaching time, and enhancing the learning outcomes in general.

ISBN

978-1-6654-3687-8

Publisher

IEEE

First Page

276

Last Page

282

Disciplines

Computer Sciences | Education

Keywords

IT education, collaborative learning, group composition, supernode topology

Indexed in Scopus

no

Open Access

no

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