Systems Support for Collaborative Learning

Abstract : One of the distinguishing features of novel network based learning environments is their capability to support group work and collaboration. TAGS, the Tutor and Groups Support Scheme, is an inter-disciplinary, inter-institutional project, which brings together software systems builders, subject-specialists and educational content developers. Collaborative Learning is central to the pedagogical goals of TAGS, and this has lead to the concept of groups being used as a fundamental organising principle. Groups form the basis of (i) privileges and access control, (ii) information dissemination and event awareness, (iii) teamwork involving shared, multi-user educational resources, (iv) online management of group learning, (v) user-centric portal generation, and (vi) replicated servers. The technical implications of this heavy reliance on the group abstraction are described.
Keywords : learning grids
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Collin Allison, Alan Ruddle, Rosa Michaelson. Systems Support for Collaborative Learning. 1st LEGE-WG International Workshop on Educational Models for GRID Based Services, Lausanne, Switzerland, 2002, Lausanne, Switzerland. pp.6. ⟨hal-00190446⟩

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