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ERIC Number: ED427693
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Nov
Pages: 6
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Collaborative Learning in Web-Based Instruction.
Comeaux, Patricia; Huber, Richard; Kasprzak, James; Nixon, Mary Anne
Scholars and proponents of computer-supported learning advocate the use of collaborative learning as an important component of Internet courses. Advocates claim that computer-supported collaborative learning (CSCL) is an instructional strategy that can help instructors avoid the pitfalls of Internet correspondence courses that rely on information acquisition and regurgitation of rote answers that reflect low level learning. As educators transition their course from traditional to Internet learning, a paramount concern is maintaining the essentials of a collaborative learning environment. Following a brief theoretical background of collaborative learning as an instructional strategy, four panelists describe the use of collaborative learning in three different educational contexts: (1) an environmental education program for middle school science teachers in North Carolina; (2) a graduate project management course for individuals working full time in organizations throughout the United States; and (3) a graduate course in applications of information technology for military personnel throughout the world. (Author/AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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