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Online Collaborative Learning

  1. 1. Online Collaborative Learning a knowledge construct
  2. 2. Collaborative learning <ul><li>is a situation in which two or more people learn or attempt to learn something together </li></ul><ul><li>is based on the model that knowledge </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>can be created within a population where members actively interact </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>by sharing experiences and take on asymmetry roles </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Wikipedia </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Collaborative_learning </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Online collaboration <ul><li>supports active learners, </li></ul><ul><li>who construct knowledge, </li></ul><ul><li>rather </li></ul><ul><li>than passively absorb it </li></ul>
  4. 4. in today’s classrooms <ul><li>teachers are increasingly challenged to devise ways to make learning within the school building interesting and relevant for students </li></ul>
  5. 5. in t oday’s classrooms <ul><li>most contemporary students spend their non-school hours engaged in </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>continuous, information drenched, </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>multi-media experiences via television, </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>their home computers, </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>in video arcades. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Solutions ? The use of computers seems to offer one solution .
  7. 7. general consensus <ul><ul><li>children need to become competent computer users to be prepared for life and work in the twenty-first century </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>there is an agreement over the role and best use of those computers to support student achievement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>the Internet has the capability to greatly enhance both learning and teaching. </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. undeniable computers connected to the Internet provide students with an extensive selection of information resources
  9. 9. Educational value of the Internet <ul><li>teachers often overlook the benefits of: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>people resources </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>online collaborative learning </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Research indicates that <ul><li>collaborative learning projects, frequently increase the students' level of tolerance and acceptance of other people's viewpoints </li></ul><ul><li>wich is a beneficial skill in real-life situations where compromises are often required </li></ul>
  11. 11. Sharing <ul><li>Joint database exploration </li></ul><ul><li>sharing workspaces </li></ul><ul><li>and supporting reflective communication </li></ul>enable individuals to share cognitively with other individuals
  12. 12. Collaborative learning takes advantage of learning as a social process
  13. 13. Benefits of Online Collaborative Learning <ul><li>Students </li></ul><ul><li>Are frequently more motivated to work </li></ul><ul><li>Can access interesting source data, </li></ul><ul><li>Can experience virtual travel, </li></ul><ul><li>Can connect with other students </li></ul><ul><li>Can connect subject experts to study and learn together. </li></ul><ul><li>Frequently improve their reading, writing, and data management skills </li></ul>
  14. 14. Online collaborative learning <ul><li>provide effective opportunities for students to practice learning new languages, by connecting non-native speakers with native speakers. </li></ul><ul><li>often presents a positive public forum for showcasing student work for parents and the community. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Johnson and Johnson’s research <ul><li>&quot;cooperative learning experiences promote higher achievement than do competitive and individualistic experiences&quot; (1985, p.104). </li></ul>
  16. 16. Community-oriented learning <ul><li>can mobilize the energy, commitment, and idealism of young people, </li></ul><ul><li>Teach them leadership skills and personal responsibility. </li></ul>
  17. 17. community benefits <ul><li>collaborative projects </li></ul><ul><li>help reduce vandalism </li></ul><ul><li>discourage graffiti </li></ul><ul><li>discourage bullying, and school violence </li></ul><ul><li>provide assistance for the needy, sick and elderly </li></ul>increase pride in the community
  18. 18. collaborative projects provide an opportunity for students to apply newly learned skills to real world situations
  19. 19. Effective collaboration requires <ul><li>coordinated scheduling </li></ul><ul><li>common communication tools </li></ul><ul><li>mutually accepted goals and objectives </li></ul><ul><li>Well-designed online collaborative learning projects provide students with unique and highly motivating learning experiences that would not be available to them within the traditional classroom walls . </li></ul><ul><li>Yvonne Marie Andres </li></ul><ul><li>http://techedevents.org/LongBeach/Proceedings/RT%20804.pdf </li></ul><ul><li>www.globalschoolnet.org </li></ul>
  20. 20. Challenges of Online Collaborative Learning <ul><li>requires additional time and often don’t have administrative support </li></ul><ul><li>skills to manage the relationships with partner classes, </li></ul><ul><li>difficulty in managing the data produced by the project </li></ul><ul><li>difficulty in managing the individual assessment of student achievement . </li></ul>
  21. 21. additional obstacle to implement this technology hesitation on the part of teachers and administrators to get involved in a form of communications that has not been traditionally part of the educational system .
  22. 22. Bibliography <ul><ul><ul><li>Art of Collaboration: Awesome Tools and Proven Strategies Presented by Yvonne Marie Andres, Global SchoolNet Foundation http://techedevents.org/LongBeach/Proceedings/RT%20804.pdf viewed in 1/11/09 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Beatriz Barros & M. FelisaVerdejo; Analysing student interaction processes in order to improve collaboration. The DEGREE approach International Journal of Artificial Intelligence in Education (2000) 11, to appear http://sensei.lsi.uned.es/~bbarros/papers/ijaied2000.pdf viewed in 1/11/09 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Collaborative_learning viewed in 1/11/09 </li></ul></ul></ul>
  23. 23. Teresa Rafael PPEL/MPEL09 Universidade Aberta Novembro 2009 made by

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