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An Innovative Web-Based Collaborative Learning Model and Application Structure

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2 Author(s)
Xinhua He ; Sch. of Econ. Manage., Shanghai Maritime Univ., Shanghai ; Wenfa Hu

Web-based learning is becoming a popular learning approach with the rapid development of Web technology, and collaborative learning can improve learning performance of students. Web-based collaborative learning provides students with collaborative skills, communication skills, creativity, critical thinking skills, and skills in information technology application. This paper presents a Web-based collaborative learning model which emphasizes student-centered instruction. The procedure in this learning model consists of five steps: definition of learning task, team plan, collaborate research, achievement summary, and final assessment. Then the application structure of the Web-based collaborative learning model is developed with latest information technology and data technology. A case based on the collaborative learning model is developed in the end, and the collaborative learning environment could foster students to be cooperative, caring, reflective, critical and creative.

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Computer Science and Software Engineering, 2008 International Conference on  (Volume:5 )

Date of Conference:

12-14 Dec. 2008