The New Collaboration

How new technologies are shattering the barriers to studying in a group.

GUEST COLUMN | by Becky Splitt

CREDIT StudyBlueCollaboration has been a hot topic in recent years and it still remains an important concept in education, especially as millions of kids settle into a new school year. Teachers have known for years that students often learn best when trying to teach each other, often working in small study groups. A recent study by Harvard Professor Light, and published in his book, “How to Succeed in College,” states “…those students who study outside of class in small groups of four to six students, even just once a week, benefit enormously.”

In these small groups, a highly successful teaching technique is having to explain something to someone else and proving if you really know the material. And on the flip side, people who understand the information best are often learning from…

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