Online collaboration has various issues associated with it, particularly when the result is design. The presentation looks at some of the theories behind learning through design and how to develop online activities to enable it.
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"Collaboration entails working together toward a common goal, but what is the common goal we want students to work toward in classes? What kinds of interactions and outcomes do we value as collaboration, and how do we facilitate them? This paper addresses these questions, beginning with an examination of research on groups, community, and shared cognition that inform collaboration, and then addressing what we mean when by collaboration."
"Real-time collaboration has become an essential component of working and learning online, since these tasks are never complete without collaboration. There are many times, when collaborating online in real-time becomes a necessity to keep people involved."
"Collaboration is a multifaceted and complex word that incorporates different connotations. In my experience, assigning time to collaborate does not guarantee that collaboration is going to take place."
collaboration is a key component in creating quality E- Learning. This article describes the results of a faculty survey based on the Flexible Framework for E- Learning. The authors developed a survey to capture faculty perceptions of E-Learning dimensions. Using a descriptive design, the authors surveyed participating faculty (N = 45) from several Midwestern campuses during a year-long faculty development program on E-Learning. Items related to the E- Learning dimension being discussed during the monthly videoconference were distributed prior to the monthly video sessions to assess faculty understanding of the E-Learning dimensions. The project was designed to foster a deeper understanding of E-Learning dimensions and of collaborative roles and activities necessary for E-Learning.
A learning circle is a highly interactive, participatory structure for organizing group work in online courses. The goal is to build, share, and express knowledge though a process of open dialogue and deep reflection around issues or problems with a focus on a shared outcome.