The goal of our project is: to facilitate note taking, encourage students to participate actively during the courses, improve teacher-student interaction and help apprentices to share their notes.
For several years now, the students' motivation at school is a problem that many teachers attempt to resolve or at least improve. To resolve this difficulty, various projects have been proposed. Among these solutions, many of them are focused on the use of information technology and communication (ICT). The question that now arises is: are ICTs a really a good solution to overcome the lack of motivation among students about their learning?
As students, we believe it is not enough. In order to get more involved in our learning, the work should be more collaborative. Social Learning seems for us perfectly appropriate. It is a type of collaborative learning which allows people to share their knowledge by means of Web 2.0 tools. We met teachers who shared their experience during an education fair. These discussions confirmed our choice of project which could improve students' motivation through the use of high-tech devices.
Our project is an integrated Moodle web application for saving lessons created and edited by teachers. Students have also the possibility to access the lesson in live or after a course.
In the future we would like to continue to develop the application so that each student can also add annotations to specific locations on the slides in order to provide further explanation of the correction of an exercise, for instance. These annotations would be visible to all users and everyone could tell if he finds this review helpful or not to understand the lesson by liking or disliking them. Finally, it would also be possible to download the course in a PDF format including the text written by the teacher and the annotations that the user has approved.