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Collaborative trails in e-learning environments

Keenoy, K. and Levene, Mark and de Freitas, Sara and Emans, B. and Schoonenboom, J. and Jones, A. and Brasher, A. and Waycott, J. and Turcsanyi-Szabo, M. and Bodnar, E. and Pernin, J.P. and Eyssautier, C. and Montandon, L. (2004) Collaborative trails in e-learning environments. Personalised and Collaborative Trails of Digital and Non-Digital Learning Objects D22 (4.2), pp. 1-62.


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This deliverable focuses on collaboration within groups of learners, and hence collaborative trails. We begin by reviewing the theoretical background to collaborative learning and looking at the kinds of support that computers can give to groups of learners working collaboratively, and then look more deeply at some of the issues in designing environments to support collaborative learning trails and at tools and techniques, including collaborative filtering, that can be used for analysing collaborative trails. We then review the state-of-the-art in supporting collaborative learning in three different areas – experimental academic systems, systems using mobile technology (which are also generally academic), and commercially available systems. The final part of the deliverable presents three scenarios that show where technology that supports groups working collaboratively and producing collaborative trails may be heading in the near future.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Personalised and Collaborative Trails of Digital and Non-Digital Learning Objects is a 12-month Jointly Executed Integrating Research Project (JEIRP) within the Kaleidoscope Network of Excellence
School or Research Centre: Birkbeck Schools and Research Centres > School of Business, Economics & Informatics > Computer Science and Information Systems
Depositing User: Administrator
Date Deposited: 16 Aug 2005
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2016 12:00

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