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young PhD student in Cambridge, inspired by the work of Isaac Newton, James Clerk Maxwelland Albert Einstein." (Kennedy, 2017)The ancients understood the importance of collaborative learning. You can see it in manyplaces, including the Bible, which says, "As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another"(Proverbs 27:17, BSB). This fact of life plays out in many ways, even today. Larger schools withmore students are generally more competitive than smaller schools with fewer students. Largerschools tend to have better sports teams, not only because they have a larger talent pool todraw from, but because there is more competition to be on the team as well. Larger schools arealso able to offer other programs and classes for which smaller schools simply don't have theresources.The benefits of collaborative learning simply cannot be overstated. Besides the obvious benefitof having a larger pool of knowledge to draw from, students learning collaboratively may haveto both defend their ideas and compromise on them. With a greater exposure to diversity in acollaborative setting, students may come to a better understanding of other cultures anddifferent modes of thought.The advent of the internet has enabled collaborative learning to take place like never before. Itis now easier than ever to share information with people all around the globe. The amount ofinformation available and the rate at which is is accessed is also growing exponentially."Internet traffic in 1990 was about one terabyte per month. Today, Internet traffic in the UnitedStates alone is around 12 exabytes per month – a 12 million-fold rise." (Swanson, 2012) Ciscopredicts that by 2022, global internet traffic will reach 396 exabytes per month (Cicero, 2018), a33 fold increase since 2012. The internet and its reliable means of exchanging information hasenabled institutions of higher learning to go online - and, ultimately, has facilitated the creationof University of the People. University of the People incorporates collaborative learning into theclassroom with online discussion forums and peer assessments.References:Kennedy, M. (2017, October 22). Stephen Hawking's 1966 doctoral thesis made available forfirst time. Retrieved June 21, 2020, from-university-properties-of-expanding-universesSwanson, B. (2012, July 12). The Exponential Internet. Retrieved June 23, 2020, from?fbclid=IwAR186ib1beda4WZne4YQMDyDTRHye2SjxPnhhoy06b4nEkO2V6ihIQ6ZdBYCicero, S. (2018, November 27). Press Release: The Network. Retrieved June 23, 2020, fromcisco com/press-release-content?type=webcontent
/ release content?type webcontent510 wordsPermalinkShow parentDavid, I like to remark that your text refers to the tools that make collaborative learningpossible, accessible, and prevalent in the current world. You got a good point. What makescollaborative learning even more possible nowadays is the fast accessibility of information.

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