ERIC Number: ED335984
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-May
Reference Count: N/A
Collaborative Learning in Higher Education. Proceedings of the Teaching Conference (Bloomington, Indiana, October 11-12, 1990). Panel Discussions and Selected Presentations.
Hansen, Edmund, Ed.; And Others
This conference report contains selected presentations and panel discussions concerning the experiences of faculty and students with learner-oriented approaches to college teaching. Following a welcome address by Kenneth R. R. Gross-Louis and keynote addresses by Faith Gabelnick and Linda Harasim, papers are organized in two categories: "Collaboration in the Classroom" and "Computer-Mediated Collaborative Learning." Papers on classroom collaboration are as follows: "Collaborative Classrooms: Building a Community of Writers," (Sharon Hamilton-Wieler); "Making Connections: Minority Students and Collaborative Learning," (Laura F. Smith, Gladys F. DeVane); "Study Guides, Non-Traditional Teaching, and Non-Traditional Students," (Miriam Helen Hill); "Using Collaborative Learning to Help Promote Conceptual Change in Science," (David Maloney); "Collaborative Learning in Physics? Impossible! And Yet...," (Bennet B. Bradson); and "The Chemistry Laboratory: A Site for Collaborative Learning," (Wilmer K. Fife). Papers concerning computer-mediated collaborative learning are: "The Social Context of Networked Learning: Computers as Medium," (Helen Schwartz and Kristin Froehlke); "Hypertext as a Medium for Student Collaboration," (Kenneth Davis); "Supporting Learning with Process Tools," (David A. Goodrum and Randy A. Knuth); "Computer Conferencing for Collaborative Learning in Large College Classes," (Edmund Hansen and others). Panel discussions concerned the following topics: (1) innovative ways of handling classes with large enrollment, particularly at larger universities; (2) positive features of collaborative learning in general; (3) ways in which the instructors on the panel and in the audience had worked to increase the amount of writing in their classes and the quality of that writing experience; and (4) three different projects in which students had taken on major responsibility for their realization. References follow papers. Contains a 79-item bibliography. The conference agenda is appended. (GLR)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, College Instruction, Computer Managed Instruction, Cooperative Learning, Higher Education, Learning Activities, Learning Strategies, Nontraditional Education, Nontraditional Students, Science Instruction, Student Participation, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Telecommunications Advancement Foundation, Tokyo (Japan).
Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ., Bloomington. Div. of Development and Special Projects.