, Volume 56, Issue 4, pp 34-41
Date: 04 Jul 2012

Enhancing Instruction through Constructivism, Cooperative Learning, and Cloud Computing

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Abstract

Cloud computing technologies, such as Google Docs and Microsoft Office Live, have the potential to enhance instructional methods predicated on constructivism and cooperative learning. Cloud-based application features like file sharing and online publishing are prompting departments of education across the nation to adopt these technologies. However, realizing the full potential of these tools necessitates that future educators develop an understanding of how they can be used. Strategies for integrating cloud-based applications are suggested and results from a case study involving graduate education students are presented.