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What is Collaborative Learning Environment

Handbook of Research on Electronic Collaboration and Organizational Synergy
A situated area or space, networked or otherwise where there is sharing, coordinating, and cocreating of knowledge between two or more persons aided by artifacts to achieve outcomes they could not accomplish independently.
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Social and Distributed Cognition in Collaborative Learning Contexts
Jeffrey Mok (Miyazaki International College, Japan)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60566-106-3.ch020
Technological artifacts such as computers and mobile electronic devices have dramatically increased our learning interactions with machines. Coupled with the increasingly different forms of collaborative learning situations, our contemporary learning environments have become more complex and interconnected in today’s information age. How do we understand the learning and collaborative processes in such environments? How do members receive, analyze, synthesize, and propagate information in crowded systems? How do we investigate the collaborative processes in an increasingly sophisticated learning environment? What is collaboration in the current technological age? This chapter, using the conceptual framework of distributed and social cognition, will seek to answer these questions. It will describe the current perspectives on social and distributed cognition in the context of learning, and examine how these theories can inform the processes of collaborative learning with computers. The chapter will conclude with implications to our learning environments today.
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Ontologies for Education and Learning Design
Software system oriented to support collaborative learning experience in which two or more agents engage the goal of constructing knowledge based on group discussion and decision-making processes.
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Strategies to Maximize Asynchronous Learning
A learning situation in which learners work on projects as a group, with each member responsible for contributing to the learning in the group.
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