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Mnkandla, Ernest; Minnaar, Ansie – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2017
The adoption of social media in e-learning signals the end of distance education as we know it in higher education. However, it appears to have very little impact on the way in which open and distance learning (ODL) institutions are functioning. Earlier research suggests that a significant part of the explanation for the slow uptake of social…
Descriptors: Social Media, Electronic Learning, Educational Technology, Higher Education
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Ouyang, Fan; Chang, Yu-Hui; Scharber, Cassandra; Jiao, Pengcheng; Huang, Tianhui – Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2020
Education is under a radical transformation in the current innovation-driven knowledge age. The instructor-student collaborative partnership has the potential to transform education from traditional instructor-directed, transmissive teaching to active, participatory student-centered learning. However, relevant inquiry indicates the conceptual,…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Partnerships in Education, Communities of Practice, Online Courses
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Beaubois, Terry – American Journal of Distance Education, 2013
John Lester is currently the chief learning officer at ReactionGrid, a software company developing 3-D simulations and multiuser virtual world platforms. Lester's background includes working with Linden Lab on Second Life's education activities and neuroscience research. His primary focus is on collaborative learning and instructional…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Computer Simulation, Simulated Environment, Computer Uses in Education
Cavanagh, Jillian; Southcombe, Amie; Bartram, Tim – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2014
This study examines the role and impact of collaborative learning on training and development practices in Australian Men's Sheds. We use a case study approach, underpinned by Peters and Armstrong's theoretical framework of collaborative learning in adult education, to investigate five Men's Sheds. Semi-structured interviews were carried out with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cooperative Learning, Vocational Education, Males
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Kumi-Yeboah, Alex – Online Learning, 2018
Online education has now become an integral part of the educational landscape in the United States and around the world, where it serves as the primary source of enrollment growth in higher education. The rising student population in online learning mandates instructors and instructional designers to be aware of the importance of cultural factors…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Teacher Collaboration, Cultural Influences, Learning Experience
Jacobs, George M. – Online Submission, 2015
A great deal of theory and research, not to mention students' and teachers' practical experience, supports the use of group activities in education. Collaborative learning and cooperative learning are two terms commonly used in discussions of how and why to use group activities. This article looks at the issue of whether the two…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Group Activities, Educational Practices, Learning Strategies
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Jeong, Heisawn; Hmelo-Silver, Cindy E. – Educational Psychologist, 2016
This article proposes 7 core affordances of technology for collaborative learning based on theories of collaborative learning and CSCL (Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning) practices. Technology affords learner opportunities to (1) engage in a joint task, (2) communicate, (3) share resources, (4) engage in productive collaborative learning…
Descriptors: Affordances, Computer Uses in Education, Cooperative Learning, Group Activities
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Heinimäki, Olli-Pekka; Volet, Simone; Vauras, Marja – Frontline Learning Research, 2020
Prior research on the significance of roles in collaborative learning has explored their impact when they are pre-assigned to group members. In this article, it is argued that focusing on assigned roles downplays the spontaneous, emergent, and interactional nature of roles in small task groups and that this focus has limited the development of…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Science Education, Role, Group Dynamics
Rama, Rashmi – ProQuest LLC, 2019
The purpose of this study was to gain a better understanding of how collaborative language learning activities affected student perceptions of their engagement and language self-efficacy in a communicative, flipped language learning classroom in higher education. The new online platforms accompanying many textbooks now allow students to prepare…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Outcomes of Education
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Enloe, Walter – Schools: Studies in Education, 2019
Jean Piaget is well known as a child and cognitive psychologist. He is less understood as the founder of the discipline of genetic epistemology, the scientific study of the genesis and development of human meaning-making. He is also a major proponent of constructivist learning and activity pedagogy. A major supporter of the first international…
Descriptors: International Schools, Foreign Countries, Piagetian Theory, Educational Development
Carapina, Mia; Boticki, Ivica – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2015
This paper reflects on the systematic literature review paper (in progress), which analyzes technology enhanced collaborative and cooperative learning in elementary education worldwide from 2004 to 2015, focusing on the exploration of technology mediated group formation. The review paper reports on only a few cases of technology supported methods…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Technology Integration, Foreign Countries
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Hansman, Catherine A. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2018
This chapter is a case story of the evolution of the Master of Education in Health Professions Education (MEHPE), a collaborative graduate program developed by the Adult Learning and Development program at Cleveland State University and the Cleveland Clinic.
Descriptors: Graduate Study, Program Development, Allied Health Occupations Education, Masters Programs
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Feldman, Jennifer – South African Journal of Education, 2020
In this article I discuss the potential of professional learning communities (PLCs) within the South African education context using a practice theory lens. PLCs are presented by the Department of Basic Education (DBE) as collaborative learning communities that are fundamentally social and should be established in all schools (DBE, Republic of…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Professional Development, Foreign Countries, Educational Improvement
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Terzidou, Theodouli; Tsiatsos, Thrasyvoulos; Miliou, Christina; Sourvinou, Athanasia – IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies, 2016
This study proposes and applies a novel concept for an AI enhanced serious game collaborative environment as a supplementary learning tool in tertiary education. It is based on previous research that investigated pedagogical agents for a serious game in the OpenSim environment. The proposed AI features to support the serious game are the…
Descriptors: Educational Games, Computer Games, Artificial Intelligence, Student Attitudes
Lin, Chun-Yi – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this study was to develop an instructional theory for using a class wiki to support collaborative learning in higher education. Although wikis have been identified in theory as one of the most powerful emerging technologies to support collaborative learning, challenges have been revealed in a number of studies regarding student…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Cooperative Learning, Web Sites, Web 2.0 Technologies
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