The Thin Walled Classroom.

After reading a few of my classmate’s blogs and researching the topic online, my understanding of the thin walled classroom to be is the idea of collaboration. I remember back in middle school our school building did not have enough classrooms for every teacher. To solve this problem, dividers were placed in the rooms to split them into two and make more classrooms available to faculty. These dividers were very thin and made it hard to concentrate. However, the point of the thin walled classrooms is with the progress of technology and the Internet it has opened the doors to collaboration with other classrooms.

These classrooms from around the world open up a number of new opportunities for exposure to different cultures and their perspectives on the world.  With history, everybody has their own  perspective of what happened in the past.  It would be interesting to ask students from other cultures their opinions of different historical events and work together on projects.  With those conversations and collaboration, students can broaden their horizons and gain some insight into the world.

Collaboration has been made easier and offers the opportunity for students of today to work on the problems of tomorrow. Cheesy…perhaps, but it is what we are pushing for in the future. We want to teach students of the 21st century, so we need to start providing more opportunities to work toward the goals of a 21st century education.

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2 Responses to “The Thin Walled Classroom.”

  1. I agree with you and after reading Solomon’s Chapter 6 I looked up some info about the American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC) and found an affiliated link to their virtual library http://www.aihecvl.org/ .

    I had never thought about not being able to read about my history and so I think what AIHEC has done along with other organizations is a great way to link technology with education and culture.

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