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.
|Title of host publication||Open and Distance Learning in Europe and Beyond: Rethinking International Co-operation|
|Subtitle of host publication||Proceedings of the 2002 EDEN Annual Conference, held in Granada, Spain, 16-19 June, 2002|
|Editors||András Szűcs, Erwin Wagner|
|Place of Publication||Budapest, Hungary|
|Publisher||European Distance and e-Learning Network (EDEN)|
|Publication status||Published - 2002|
|Event||European Distance and e-Learning Network Annual Conference, EDEN 2002 - Granada, Spain|
Duration: 16 Jun 2002 → 19 Jun 2002
|Conference||European Distance and e-Learning Network Annual Conference, EDEN 2002|
|Period||16/06/02 → 19/06/02|
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).