A Collection of Kinesthetic Learning Activities for a Course on Distributed Computing
Source: Ohio State University
Kinesthetic learning is a process where students learn by actively carrying out physical activities rather than by passively listening to lectures. Pedagogical research has indicated that kinesthetic learning is a fundamental, powerful, and ubiquitous learning style. It resonates with many students across all disciplines and levels of education. The adoption of kinesthetic approaches in college classrooms, however, has been hampered by the difficulty of designing effective activities, as well as the perceived challenges of coordinating these activities. On the other hand, courses on distributed computing, by the very nature of the material they cover, are uniquely suited to exploiting this learning technique.