Posted by: emapey | November 6, 2008

Collaborative Learning in Online Courses

Links to articles about benefits, students engagement and socialization strategies, conflict resolution and grading in collaborative learning groups:

CITE Journal – Teacher Perspectives on Online Collaborative Learning
Assessment in and of Collaborative Learning: A handbook of Strategies
Collaborative Learning – GDRC
Workshop: Cooperative and Collaborative Learning – Thirteen Ed Online
JTE – Collaborative Learning Enhances Critical Thinking
Cooperative & Collaborative Learning – Study Guides and Strategies
Enhancing Student Thinking Through Collaborative Learning – ERIC Digest
Online Learning Communities and Collaborative Learning – IIENetwork
Collaborative Learning – WikEd
Encouraging CL in Higher Education
The Sociability of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning Environments – Educational Technology & Society
Tools for Teaching – Collaborative Learning: Group Work and Study Teams
The Case For Student Centered Instruction Via Collaborative Learning Paradigms
Teaching Resources – Benefits of Collaborative Learning
Collaborative Learning in Adult Education. ERIC Digest
Issues Involved in Adopting Collaborative Learning
At M.I.T., Large Lectures Are Going the Way of the Blackboard – NYTimes.com
Interaction and Collaborative Learning – If, Why and How? – EURODL
Transforming the Classroom for Collaborative Learning in the 21st Century | 6 World Education Blog
Online Collaborative Learning in Higher Education
Cooperative & Collaborative Learning
Collaborative Learning
Active Learning – Group and Collaborative Learning
UMUC – Examples of Collaborative Learning
College Level One – Collaborative Learning Page

Wikis are an excellent tool for collaboration in an online environment. Most wikis support tracking of wiki edits or updates. Tracking is useful for wiki administrators as it allows all wiki updates to be monitored and student participation to be assessed.
Read: ASCILITE 2004: Teaching and Learning Online With Wikis

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