The Design of Computer-network Collaborative Learning Environments

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Proposed as a Center/Client staff project, utilizing existing Client information resources

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Develop and construct tutorials and individualized tools in support of the classroom and workplace computer-network, learning experience through the following:

  • author self-contained modules for learning pre-requisite or ancillary material.
  • demonstrate intelligent tutors that assist the student in learning problem-solving skills in addition to the course material.
  • assemble tools for self-management of learning course materials and generic tools for developing study and work skills.
  • provide for the translation of knowledge and information into the collaborative learning environments by the participants.
  • define a shared, computer-mediated, communication workspace as an active repository of information and knowledge for collaborative analysis and commentary [of designated subjects].
  • explore the features of computer-network, collaborative learning environments: structure, process, mediation, community building and institutional support.

    This proposal reflects the Goals 2000, educational structure for computer-based learning, which encompasses tutorial, exploratory, tool, and communications uses of information technology. This proposal will develop the necessary instructional and curricular applications of information technologies to prepare students for success in an information society, through the use of, and familarity with, computer-network, collaborative learning environments.

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