ERIC Number: ED466188
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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ITCOLE Project: Designing Innovative Technology for Collaborative Learning and Knowledge Building.
Leinonen, Teemu; Hakkarainen, Kai; Appelt, Wolfgang; Dean, Philip; Gomez-Skarmetav, A.; Ligorio, Beatrice; Lipponen, Lasse; Merisaari, Samu; Pontecorvo, Clotilde; Sligte, Henk; Vosniadou, Stella
The purpose of this paper is to describe the pedagogical background and design rationale of ITCOLE (Innovative Technology for Collaborative Learning) software. The ITCOLE software is a highly scalable and easy to use modular environment that supports students' joint efforts to build knowledge together, whether they are primary, secondary, or older students. The central metaphor of the ITCOLE system is that of shared electronic workspaces that students and teachers use for asynchronous and synchronous collaboration. The system will provide tools for community building by providing real-time information on various aspects and mostly under open source terms for educational institutions. A downloadable pilot version of the ITCOLE server software under the title, Future Learning Environment 2 (Fle2) with some of the basic functionality, is currently available at http://fle2.uiah.fi/. (Contains 10 references.) (Author/AEF)
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Computer Software Development, Cooperative Learning, Courseware, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Group Activities, Higher Education
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Greece