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Computer-supported collaborative learning : best practices and principles for instructors

"This book answers the demand for a thorough resource on techniques to facilitate effective collaborative learning in virtual environments. This book provides must-have 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"--Provided by publisher
Print Book, English, ©2007
Information Science Pub., Hershey, PA, ©2007
xiii, 337 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
9781599047539, 9781599047553, 1599047535, 1599047551
SECTION I: SETTING THE STAGE: Designing Web-based training courses to maximize learning / Traci Sitzmann, Katherine Ely, and Robert Wisher
Collaborative vs. cooperative learning: the instructor's role in computer supported collaborative learning / Orlando J. Olivares
SECTION II: STUDENT DEVELOPMENT CASE STUDIES: Developing a community of practice in an online research lab / Stephanie W. Cawthon and Alycia L. Harris
The case method and collaborative learning / Stephanie L. Brooke
Preparing online instructors: beyond using the technology / Evelyn S. Johnson and Jane Pitcock
Collaborative work in online learning environments: critical issues, dynamics, and challenges / Erman Yukselturk and Kursat Cagiltay
The social psychology of online collaborative learning: the good, the bad, and the awkward / Donna Ashcraft and Thomas Treadwell
SECTION III: PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CASE STUDIES: Collaborative learning among faculty: using course management systems to support faculty development / Ellen L. Nuffer
Development of online distributed training: practical considerations and lesson learned / Eileen B. Entin, Jason Sidman and Lisa Neal
SECTION IV: DIVERSITY IN CSCL ENVIRONMENTS: Gender and diversity in collaborative virtual teams / Anna Michailidou and Anastasios Economides
Student motivation in internatioal collaboration: to participate or not to participate? / Janice Whatley, Elena Zaitseva and Danuta Zakrzewska
Help me, help you: a triple track approach to maximizing collaborative learning in complex, cross-national virtual teams / Derrick L. Cogburn and Nanette S. Levinson
SECTION V: LOOKING FORWARD: Developing shared mental models in computer-supported collaborative learning / Marissa L. Shuffler and Gerald F. Goodwin
Practical strategies for assessing the quality of collaborative learner engagement / John LeBaron and Carol Bennett
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