By Kara L. Orvis, Andrea L. R. Lassiter

A long time of analysis have proven that scholar collaboration in teams doesn t simply occur; particularly it has to be a planned technique facilitated via the trainer. selling collaboration in digital studying environments offers a number of demanding situations. Computer-Supported Collaborative studying: most sensible Practices & rules for teachers solutions the call for for an intensive source on innovations to facilitate powerful collaborative studying in digital environments. This publication presents must-have info at the function of the trainer in computer-supported collaborative studying, real-world views on digital studying crew collaboration, and assisting studying team motivation.

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346). The focus here is on individual learning, not the collaborative group. Zaccaro et al. (2004), and Orvis and Lassiter (2006), also identify individual learning as the outcome variable in the CSCL environment. Koschman (2002), however, has suggested that even excellent CSCL research tends to use a theoretical approach that is inconsistent with group meaning-making in the context of joint activity. Learning,... CSCL Based on the arguments presented, we can conclude that cooperative and collaborative learning are not interchangeable constructs.

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Another way is to provide students with a syllabus that outlines the kind of language that is considered unacceptable to online discussion. Course syllabi may also provide guidance regarding how to deal with social loafing and gold bricking. In sum, instructors within the CSCL environment occupy three roles: • • • Regulator Monitor Guide As the field of CSCL evolves, these roles should be revisited and reevaluated. At present, however, it is hoped that this framework will provide some guidance about the role of the teachers within a CSCL environment.

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