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Experiments in curriculum development, collaboration technology and social dynamics to streamline learning.


The aim of this research was to: 1) Explore how we can decentralize teaching, reducing dependency on the oracle at the blackboard and instead structure around peer-peer teaching. 2) Determine the pros / cons of this decentralized approach through experiments. 3) If effective, propose how to scale these methods so they can be used outside of a controlled experimental setting. In part 1 I discuss some initial work on developing an in-person curriculum centered around peer-peer learning. In part 2 we look at modifications and improvements as they apply to remote learning. In part 3 a communication tool called KarmaCollab is developed to automate the collaborative processes. In 4 we look beyond the classroom at using technology to create learning networks that grow beyond the boundaries of the university.

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