Collaborative Learning Environments

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Objective

This course introduces students in collaborative learning environments, social cognition and social constructivism as well as applications in digital learning/work environments (CSCL & CSCW).

Course Contents

  • CSCL in educational and working environment (ICTs) offers increasing possibilities for peer and collaborative learning. This is achieved by providing added value in the production of knowledge and constructive communication between teachers and learners, employers/employees, trainers/trainees etc. Socio-Cognitive approaches of learning, social constructivism models and collaborative learning environments.
  • Collaboration and technology can facilitate sharing and distributing of knowledge and expertise among community members.
  • The social & dialectical constructivism: Vygotskian Theory, Situative Learning, Cognitive Apprenticeship, Problem Based Learning, Communities of Practice.
  • Evaluation of collaborative learning based on digital systems in schooling, training/vocational environments.
  • Dillenbourg P., Fischer F., Kollar I., Mandl H. & Haake J.M. (2007): Scripting Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning, Springer.
  • Kobbe L. (2006): Framework on multiple goal dimensions for computer-supported scripts, Kaleidoscope.