ERIC Number: ED339153
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Computers and Cooperative Learning. Tech Use Guide: Using Computer Technology.
Council for Exceptional Children, Reston, VA. Center for Special Education Technology.
This guide focuses on the use of computers and cooperative learning techniques in classrooms that include students with disabilities. The guide outlines the characteristics of cooperative learning such as goal interdependence, individual accountability, and heterogeneous groups, emphasizing the value of each group member. Several cooperative learning models are also described, ranging from simple structures such as "think, pair, share" to more complex structures called "learning together,""jigsaw," or "student team learning." The benefits of incorporating computer usage into cooperative learning activities are explored, and four classroom scenarios that illustrate these benefits are described. A list of 6 references, 3 readings, 4 organizations, and 16 software programs concludes the guide. (JDD)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Council for Exceptional Children, Reston, VA. Center for Special Education Technology.
Note: For other tech use guides, see ED 324 842-850 and EC 300 758-769.