Integrating scenarios for collaborative learning: experiences from a course on 'groupware'

J.M. Wetterling, J.T. van der Veen, E.M. Gommer

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    Abstract

    Collaboration and communication has a growing relevance in the process of integration of education within countries and cultures in Europe. In the NetCampus project on networked open and distance learning, problems in realizing collaboration and communication were discussed and structured in a framework. Within the same framework possible solutions were developed for these problems. The framework has the form of a matrix and is differentiated into use in three scenarios for educational collaboration. A series of pilot courses are then developed and delivered to represent these three scenarios. One of these courses is the course ‘Groupware’ which is provided by the University of Twente. Students from four different locations all over Europe attend the course, either on-campus or at a distance. Course delivery, resources and communication methods were given as high flexibility and possible to serve varying needs from learners. The paper discusses the rationale behind the course, the structure, resources and instructional events that were used and problems as encountered and how they were / are being solved in relation to the framework.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationOpen and Distance Learning in Europe and Beyond: Rethinking International Co-operation
    Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 2002 EDEN Annual Conference, held in Granada, Spain, 16-19 June, 2002
    EditorsAndrás Szűcs, Erwin Wagner
    Place of PublicationBudapest, Hungary
    PublisherEuropean Distance and e-Learning Network (EDEN)
    Pages465-471
    Publication statusPublished - 2002
    EventEuropean Distance and e-Learning Network Annual Conference, EDEN 2002 - Granada, Spain
    Duration: 16 Jun 200219 Jun 2002

    Conference

    ConferenceEuropean Distance and e-Learning Network Annual Conference, EDEN 2002
    Abbreviated titleEDEN
    CountrySpain
    CityGranada
    Period16/06/0219/06/02

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    Wetterling, J. M., van der Veen, J. T., & Gommer, E. M. (2002). Integrating scenarios for collaborative learning: experiences from a course on 'groupware'. In A. Szűcs, & E. Wagner (Eds.), Open and Distance Learning in Europe and Beyond: Rethinking International Co-operation: Proceedings of the 2002 EDEN Annual Conference, held in Granada, Spain, 16-19 June, 2002 (pp. 465-471). Budapest, Hungary: European Distance and e-Learning Network (EDEN).