Virtual classroom platforms now include a plethora of tools meant to encourage learner participation. We have whiteboards, breakout rooms, polls, text-based chat. Including them appropriately in our programs positively impacts our modern learners’ experiences.
One modern learning challenge we face though, is the type of engagement these tools generate: is it interaction or collaboration?
Today we sort through the confusion and define collaboration and interaction, and clarify their relationship with virtual learning events.