Articulating collaboration in a learning community

George Chin, John Carroll

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Abstract

A common computer-based collaborative learning approach is to simply introduce contemporary computer-mediated communication technology into the classroom to support prescribed learning activities. This approach assumes that all students collaborate in similar ways and that present-day technology is sufficient to accommodate all collaboration forms. This view is superficial and limiting. Students collaborate in different ways at different levels on different learning activities. A more detailed articulation of collaboration in learning is crucial to understanding and extending the pedagogical capabilities and usefulness of collaborative technologies. A model is presented for a more finely articulated form of analysis that enumerates types of collaborative learning activities and evaluates how these activities may be supported through different design options. The analysis is based on actual classroom scenarios and the collaboration requirements that emerge from them. The authors have successfully applied this analysis model in the design of a computer-based collaborative learning environment for science education.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)233-245
Number of pages13
JournalBehaviour and Information Technology
Volume19
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2000

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Learning
Students
learning
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Technology
Education
classroom
computer-mediated communication
model analysis
Communication
communication technology
learning environment
student
Learning Communities
scenario
present
Collaborative Learning
science
education
Articulation

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Human-Computer Interaction

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In: Behaviour and Information Technology, Vol. 19, No. 4, 01.07.2000, p. 233-245.

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