Online collaborative learning - theory and practice.

By: Roberts, Tim S, 1955-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Hershey Pa. : Information Science Pub., Description: xiv, 321 p. : ill. ; 27 cm. (pbk).ISBN: 1591402271.Subject(s): Education | E-learning | Education, Higher-Computer-assisted instruction | Group work in educationDDC classification: 371.334ROB
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Online Collaborative Learning: Theory and Practice provides a resource for researchers and practitioners in the area of online collaborative learning (also known as CSCL, computer-supported collaborative learning), particularly those working within a tertiary education environment. It includes articles of relevance to those interested in both theory and practice in this area. It attempts to answer such important current questions as: how can groups with shared goals work collaboratively using the new technologies? What problems can be expected, and what are the benefits? In what ways does online group work differ from face-to-face group work? And what implications are there for both educators and students seeking to work in this area?

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Preface (p. vi)
  • Chapter I Supporting Collaborative Project Teams Using Computer-Based Technologies (p. 1)
  • Chapter II Computer-Mediated Progressive Inquiry in Higher Education (p. 28)
  • Chapter III Moderating Learner-Centered E-Learning: Problems and Solutions, Benefits and Implications (p. 54)
  • Chapter IV Supporting Distributed Problem-Based Learning: The Use of Feedback Mechanisms in Online Learning (p. 86)
  • Chapter V Online Collaborative Learning in Mathematics: Some Necessary Innovations (p. 103)
  • Chapter VI Thinking Out of a Bowl of Spaghetti: Learning to Learn in Online Collaborative Groups (p. 132)
  • Chapter VII A New Taxonomy for Evaluation Studies of Online Collaborative Learning (p. 160)
  • Chapter VIII Computer-Mediated Learning Groups: Benefits and Challenges to Using Groupwork in Online Learning Environments (p. 181)
  • Chapter IX Collaborative or Cooperative Learning? (p. 203)
  • Chapter X Methods for Analyzing Collaboration in Online Communications (p. 215)
  • Chapter XI Reflection and Intellectual Amplification in Online Communities of Collaborative Learning (p. 242)
  • Chapter XII Do Online Collaborative Groups Need Leaders? (p. 262)
  • Chapter XIII Drawing on Design to Improve Evaluation of Computer Supported Collaborative Learning: Two Complementary Views (p. 281)
  • About the Authors (p. 311)
  • Index (p. 318)