Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning: Best Practices and Principles for Instructors, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1599047551
  • ISBN-13: 9781599047553
  • DDC: 371.395078
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 337 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2007 | Published/Released December 2008
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2007

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Explores techniques that facilitate effective collaborative learning in virtual environments. Provides information on the role of the instructor in computer-supported collaborative learning, real-world perspectives on virtual learning group collaboration, and supporting learning group motivation.

Table of Contents

Cover Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Table of Contents.
1: Section I Setting the Stage.
2: Designing Web–Based Training Courses to Maximize Learning.
3: Collaborative vs. Cooperative Learning: The Instructor's Role in Computer Supported Collaborative Learning.
4: Section II Student Development Case Studies.
5: Developing a Community of Practice in an Online Research Lab.
6: The Case Method and Collaborative Learning.
7: Appendix A.
8: Appendix B.
9: Appendix C.
10: Appendix D.
11: Preparing Online Instructors: Beyond Using the Technology.
12: Collaborative Work in Online Learning Environments: Critical Issues, Dynamics, and Challenges.
13: The Social Psychology of Online Collaborative Learning: The Good, the Bad, and the Awkward.
14: Section III Professional Development Case Studies.
15: Collaborative Learning Among Faculty: Using Course Management Systems to Support Faculty Development.
16: Development of Online Distributed Training: Practical Considerations and Lesson Learned.
17: Section IV Diversity in CSCL Environments.
18: Gender and Diversity in Collaborative Virtual Teams.
19: Student Motivation in International Collaboration To Participate or Not to Participate?.
20: Help Me, Help You: A Triple Track Approach to Maximizing Collaborative Learning in Complex, Cross–National Virtual Teams.
21: Section V Looking Forward.
22: Developing Shared Mental Models in Computer–Supported Collaborative Learning.
23: Practical Strategies for Assessing the Quality of Collaborative Learner Engagement.
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