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Exploring the foundations of practicing online collaboration

Raitman, Ruth S., Zhou, Wanlei and Nicholson, Paul 2003, Exploring the foundations of practicing online collaboration, in Proceedings of the Second Conference on Advances in Web-Based Learning, Springer, Berlin, Germany, pp. 532-541.

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Title Exploring the foundations of practicing online collaboration
Author(s) Raitman, Ruth S.
Zhou, Wanlei
Nicholson, Paul
Conference name Advances in Web-Based Learning. Conference (2nd : 2003 : Melbourne, Vic.)
Conference location Melbourne, Vic.
Conference dates 18 - 20 Aug. 2003
Title of proceedings Proceedings of the Second Conference on Advances in Web-Based Learning
Editor(s) Zhou, Wanlei
Nicholson, Paul
Corbitt, B.
Fong, J.
Publication date 2003
Series Lecture notes in computer science
Conference series Advances in Web-Based Learning Conference
Start page 532
End page 541
Total pages 10 p,
Publisher Springer
Place of publication Berlin, Germany
Summary In collaborative learning, instruction is learner-centered rather than teacher-centered and knowledge is viewed as a social construct, facilitated by peer interaction, evaluation and mutual support [1]. Such computer supported collaborative learning (CSCL) enables and encourages learners to confer, reflect and help to develop meaningful learning in an environment where significant learning can be achieved through interactions supported by electronic communication and discourse [2]. This paper proposes a theory that supports educational collaboration in a peer-to-peer computing environment, thus blending the two disciplines.
ISBN 3540407723
ISSN 0302-9743
Language eng
Field of Research 139999 Education not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
HERDC Research category E1 Full written paper - refereed
Copyright notice ©Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2003
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