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Issues in Computer supported Collaborative learning
28 March 2001
To provide an overview of collaborative learning
activities and discuss its possible technological support
Collaborative learning refers to an instruction
method in which students at various performance levels work together in
small groups toward a common goal. Studies focused on the effects of the
collaborative learning have shown that the active exchange of ideas within
small groups not only increases interest among the participants but also
promotes critical thinking. Which is the role of computers in this complex
process of interaction, reflection and construction meanings?
Different cognitive approaches of learning activities: Behaviourist
approach, Cognitivist approach and Constructivist approach
Characteristics of collaborative learning activities
The role of computer in learning situations
What is CSCL? Promises and disillusions
Lessons from studies on computer supported collaborative learning
What should design of mediated collaborative learning activities focus
Bannon, L. (1989). Issues in Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning.
Proceedings of NATO. Advanced Workshop on Computer-supported Collaborative
learning. Maratea, Italy. September 1989.
Lave, J. & Wenger, E. ( 1991). Legitimate Peripheral Participation.
In Situated learning.Legitimate Peripheral Participation. Chapter 1.
Suggested extra literature
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