Designing collaborative activities in virtual environments for learning
2004 (English)In: Proc. Fifth Int. Conf. Inf. Technol. Based High. Educ. Train. ITHET, 2004, 641-643 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
This paper demonstrates the connection between organisation, collaboration and learning in virtual learning environments (VLEs). Our main focus is the investigation of the extent to which course developers and course instructors need to consider organisational measures and design in order to trigger (self-guided) learning and collaboration of participants within online learning environments. The design of these virtual learning environments involves an intricate balance between the following elements: the organisation of the content; how the instructional activities are sequenced; how the interactions between students, tasks, and materials are structured; and how the learning process is evaluated. Mentorship must be present throughout this process. Aspects of mentorship can manifest themselves in a variety of ways including: asking an expert, true mentoring, tutoring, and peer to peer support.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2004. 641-643 p.
, Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Information Technology Based Higher Education and Training, ITHET 2004
Communication systems, Computer systems, Investments, Online systems, Teaching, Technical presentations, Telecommunication, Virtual reality, Financial investments, Online learning communities, Peer-to-peer support, Virtual environment learning, Learning systems
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-157566ISI: 000224078100124ScopusID: 2-s2.0-14544270988ISBN: 0780385969OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-157566DiVA: diva2:770783
Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Information Technology Based Higher Education and Training, ITHET 2004, 31 May-2 June 2004, Istanbul, Turkey
QC 201412112014-12-112014-12-112014-12-11Bibliographically approved