Collaborative Learning Environments

Professors Foteini Paraskeva
Course category OPT/ICT
Course ID DS-709-ICT
Credits 5
Lecture hours 3 hours
Lab hours 2 hours
Digital resources View on Aristarchus (Open e-Class)

Learning Outcomes

This course introduces students to theoretical and applied research of collaborative learning (CSCL/W) depending in social cognition and social constructivism learning theories (situated learning – cognitive apprenticeship).

On completion of the course, the students will be able:

  • to demonstrate knowledge in designing CSCL/W in educational and business settings.
  • to choose and critically evaluate the perspectives of social & dialectical constructivism:
  • to realize how CSCL/W can facilitate sharing and distributing of knowledge and expertise among community members.
  • to synthesize projects in the context of socio-cognitive and social constructivism models in a CSCL/W.
  • to create CSCL project in schooling, training/vocational environments.
  • to realize the added value of collaboration in global society (multicultural awareness).

Course Contents

  • CSCL/W in educational and working environments for peers in shared/collaborative settings.
  • Socio-Cognitive approaches of learning.
  • The social & dialectical constructivism: CSCL theories, principles, strategies, roles, artifacts/activities.
  • The Vygotskian theory, situated learning, cognitive flexibility theory, cognitive apprenticeship, problem/project-based learning, self-regulated learning, self-directed learning, communities of practice.
  • Shared and distributed knowledge and expertise with peers and community members (community of practices).
  • Authentic assessment in collaborative learning on digital systems related to school/training/vocational environments.

Recommended Readings

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.

Recommended Readings

Barkley, E & Major, C. H. & Cross, K.P. (2016) Collaborative Learning Techniques: A Handbook for College Faculty 2nd Edition, Jossey-Bass.

Goggins, S.P., Jahnke, I. & Wulf, V. (2013). Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning at the Workplace: CSCL@Work, Elesevier.

Sharratt, L.D. & Planche B. M. (2016). Leading Collaborative Learning: Empowering Excellence, Corwin.