20 credits at level HE7
This module will engage the student in online work, communication and exchange via a networked environment, from theory to design. This is usually referred to as computer-supported collaborative learning and relates to situations where learning is the prime intention of any activity. This module will also introduce the theory and practice of effective e-tutoring/e-moderating and will look at the theoretical frameworks and their application to on-line communication and the learning process.
The topics you may encounter on this module include:
• The principles and theories of Computer-supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL)
• Pedagogic principles and methods for computer-mediated tutoring
• Issues in E-tutoring and E-moderating
1. Keynote lectures
2. Lectures and learner-centred seminars.
3. Learner-centred workshops
4. Computer laboratory workshops and practicals
5. Students will be expected to spend a substantial amount of time on-line. They will be encouraged to join external on-line discussion groups. They will be required to reflect upon and evaluate their experiences on-line as students and as educators. Successful examples will be presented for discussion and critical evaluation and case studies will be examined.
6. Collaborative learning activities with tutors and peers to encourage good practice as potential e-tutors or e-moderators
7. Students will be encouraged to work in groups where appropriate, and through the process of solving problems based on case studies, they will acquire problem solving skills and collaborative and critical thinking skills.
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||Have a theoretical understanding of Computer-supported Collaborative Learning
• Be able to: Identify and evaluate the main tools that underpin CSCL.
• Be able to: evaluate CSCL in relation to the relevant learning processes and learning theories
|Design your own methodology in light of relevant research to promote and apply an effective CSCL environment for a community of learners. This should take the form of a group project with a deliverables.|
|2.||Develop an understanding of issues and problems associated with E-tutoring / e-moderating and interacting on-line as an individual and within a community.
• Be able to: critically evaluate the impact on teaching and learning of the roles of e-tutors / e-moderators compared to those of traditional tutors
• Be able to: Identify, discuss and evaluate relevant issues (including social and political) surrounding e-tutoring and e-moderating
|Demonstrate your understanding of the issues and problems surrounding learning and teaching on-line in your role as a student and as a teacher, and critically analyse a particular issue in light of relevant research.|
|3.||Develop the necessary skills to become an effective e-tutor / e-moderator.
• Be able to: Examine and apply the technical and pedagogical skills required to tutor online
• Be able to: Identify and analyse the differences and similarities between traditional tutoring and electronic based tutoring.
|E-moderate / e-tutor a real discussion group to demonstrate your skills in this. Show how your group has successfully achieved the specific learning outcomes.|
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
Before taking this module you must have successfully completed the following:
and/or be taking the following corequisite modules:
You cannot take this module if you are taking or have taken:
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Crook, C (1996) Computers and the collaborative experience of learning. London: Routledge
Dillenbourg, P (1999). ‘Introduction: What do you mean by "collaborative learning"?’ In Dillenbourg, P. (Ed.), Collaborative Learning: Cognitive and computational approaches (pp. 1-19) Amsterdam: Pergamon, Elsevier Science.
Koschmann, T (1996) CSCL: Theory and Practice of an Emerging Paradigm. US: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc
Lasse, L (2002) Exploring foundations for Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning. ,Department of Psychology, University of Helsinki. Online. Available: http://newmedia.colorado.edu/cscl/31.html [5th April 2003]
Palloff, R and Pratt, K (1999) Cyberspace Classroom Online Teaching: Realities of Online Teaching. US: Jossey Bass Wiley
Salmon, G (2000) E-moderating - the key to teaching and learning online. London: Kogan Page
Salmon, G (2002) E-tivitities - The Key to Active Online learning. London: Kogan page
Stephenson, J (2001) The Key to Teaching and Learning online. London: Kogan Page
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