Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning Series

The Role of Technology in CSCL

Studies in Technology Enhanced Collaborative Learning

Editors: Hoppe, Ulrich H., Ogata, H., Soller, A. (Eds.)

  • Compiled, written and edited by an international consortium of leading researchers
  • Encompasses multiple perspectives, both complementary and competing
  • Thoroughly surveys the challenges inherent in this developing area of research
  • Covers emerging technologies for supporting distributed collaborative learning from theory to classroom application
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This book relates "new" information and communication technologies (ICT) to their specific teaching and learning functions, in particular how ICT is appropriated for and/or by educational or learning communities. We categorize consumer-oriented educational multimedia as established technologies, not of primary importance for innovative approaches to collaborative learning. Internet connections in schools and academic institutions are no longer new, though the learning culture originating from this technology may still lack a sufficiently rich definition. The technological "hot spots" of interest in this book are in turn: groupware or multi-user technologies such as group archives or synchronous co-construction environments, embedded interactive technologies in the spirit of ubiquitous computing, and modeling tools based on rich representations.

Important features of these new technologies are: the move from individually oriented software tools to multi-user tools providing group awareness as well as facilities for the co-construction of knowledge; a definition of software use beyond a single piece of software towards multiple applications or tools which are not only technically interoperable but also task and role compliant in a social situation (social interoperability); high interactivity and creative potential with high productive activity and initiative on the part of the user (as opposed to the receptive scheme of usage of many educational multimedia applications); new kinds of peripherals in the spirit "of ubiquitous computing and augmented reality", which allow for redefining the borderline between physical action on the one hand and virtual or symbolic on the other.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Points of cooperation: Integrating cooperative learning into web-based courses

    Martin Wessner, Hans-RĂ¼diger Pfister

    Pages 21-46

  • A computational tool for lifelong learning: Experiencing breakdowns and understanding situations

    Kumiyo Nakakoji, Masao Ohira, Akio Takashima, et al.

    Pages 47-61

  • Modeling the process of collaborative learning

    Amy Soller, Alan Lesgold

    Pages 63-86

  • Collaborative tools in educational practice

    Amy Soller, Alan Lesgold

    Pages 117-120

  • Pupil communication during electronic collaborative projects:Integrating communication tools with communication scenarios

    Chronis Kynigos, Evangelia V. Dimaraki, Evie Trouki

    Pages 155-172

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Role of Technology in CSCL
Book Subtitle
Studies in Technology Enhanced Collaborative Learning
Editors
  • Ulrich H. Hoppe
  • H. Ogata
  • A. Soller
Series Title
Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning Series
Series Volume
9
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag US
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-71136-2
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-71136-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-71135-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-4384-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 196
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