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Creativity in the virtual classroom
by Sarah Newman
About this EXP
Sarah Newman, Director of Art and Education at the metaLAB at Harvard University, explores creativity in the digital classroom.
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Key point 1
Teaching is shaped by available technology. Though learning in a physical space offers definite benefits, obstacles like cost and distance make it limiting.
Key point 2
Digital learning can provide easier access to a more diverse group, leaves a smaller carbon footprint and gives shyer personalities a nudge to participate.
Key point 3
A lot of teaching is facilitating learning, improvising and tapping creativity to motivate students to think differently.
Key point 4
Creativity is not a given in the virtual classroom, but unexpected constraints can challenge us to innovate.
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