Social Learning: Designing for collaboration through playful ed tech tools

How do we as educators make the most of social learning, and how can we leverage technology to craft collaborative experiences that are engaging and sticky? There are lots of ed tech tools that let students work together, but it takes thoughtful learning design and an understanding of the pedagogy of collaboration to integrate meaningful social connection into our teaching. In this session we will look at some foundational research on collaborative learning, and analyze examples of technology-mediated social learning experiences to see what makes them work. Then participants will workshop their own examples of social learning to explore a wider variety of types of collaboration that they might use to deepen learning.