The TiCkLe Guide
Technology & Cooperative Learning
For lots more info on cooperative learning, don't miss Sheridan's CL Network site.
|Make sure you know about the basic CL
principles. Instructional Innovation
Network's Collaborative/Cooperative Learning web site is a good starting
place. The link to "Models, Theories, and Research" mentions most of the 'hot'
writers in this area, and includes articles which stress how CL differs from traditional
group work. "Resources and Links" connects you to
journals & newsletters and other CL sites.
has many sites devoted to Computer Supported Cooperative Learning (aka CSCL).
CSCL Theories is a graduate student report (with the expected quirks), but there is some nice info here and valuable links. Check out the theories - the big pedagogical switch is from deterministic to constructivist approaches to teaching/learning.
The list of CSCL links is also valuable.
|New Horizons for Learning - offers some
good info on CL
from Johnson & Johnson and is part of a larger site worth exploring - overall, one of
my favourite web sites on education!!! The Tenth Floor
is all about technology.
In another part of this site, check out - "Learning by design: Integrating technology into the curriculum". Scroll down for an important "manifesto" re technology and teaching and don't miss the Seven Principles of Learning.
|Does the "C" in CSCL stand for
Cooperative or Collaborative?
Cooperative learning, collaborative learning, activity-based learning, problem-based learning... are the all the same?
The differences can be subtle and at times significant. CSCL - What's in a name?
"Technology should support diverse modes of communication and collaboration - not just enriched information delivery."
The Centre for Teaching Excellence (CTE) at St. Edward's University offers info on the five basic elements and learning outcomes promoted by CL.
An excellent resource - not to be missed!
|CSILE (Computer Supported Intentional
Learning Environments) at the University of Toronto refers to a project,
and software designed to support collaborative knowledge building.
is a web site (free) and monthly guide (subscription) for K-12 educators, but
always has useful info for higher ed. This month's advice...
"Throw away the idea that it is necessary to 'make time' for technology... don't separate computer planning time from everything else - make it integral to your curriculum."
by Jamie McKenzie
|Problem-Based Learning (PBL) involves
students in self-directed learning as they solve complex, real-world problems. Here
are two resources - PBL
at Maricopa, and Illinois
U. School of Medicine. This is the ultimate in student self-directed
learning - no lectures.
|This CSCL site from Texas has some good links. The first is to a course outline which has many excellent CSCL links|
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is by far the most significant activity of the
human brain. Edward De Bono