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In collaborative learning, students work together on teams to maximize learning. The teacher acts as facilitator, coach and coordinator. Among the attributes of teamwork are a clear, positive interdependence among students, regular group self-evaluation, behaviours promoting each member's success and learning, individual accountability and responsibility and successful interpersonal and social skills. Directing learners to work collaboratively in small groups to build knowledge is an important strategy in my teaching.
One of the first steps to
success is the establishment of a constructivist environment wherein students
create projects, building their own knowledge. The process of selecting
teams and having students work together starts at the beginning of the
course. Learners are given many online resources and suggested guidelines
for the projects they will build together. All are encouraged to subscribe
to the idea that they are responsible for their own learning.
1. “Web-Based Learning” (http://people.senecac.on.ca/selia.karsten/CTC/203w2001.html) is one of five online courses in the Designing Curriculum Using Technology certificate program at Seneca College. The course focus is helping educators and trainers integrate their curriculum, primarily by creating web-based learning material.
2. “Enhancing Holistic learning with Computer Technology” (http://www.oise.utoronto.ca/%7Eskarsten/1799/1799map.html) is a graduate course offered at OISE/UT in the Curriculum Teaching and Learning Department, with the focus of Holistic and Aesthetic Studies. This course attracts masters and doctoral students who have a special interest in both problem-based learning and in computer applications. (note collaborative projects, class of spring 2002)
3. "Computer Applications" (http://people.senecac.on.ca/selia.karsten/MRK/333w2001.html) is a hybrid course for Marketing and International Business students at Seneca. Students work individually and on teams in the computer lab and online as they learn how to create Microsoft Power Point presentations and Web pages.
4. "Essentials of eCommerce" (http://people.senecac.on.ca/selia.karsten/EC/610w2002.html) is a sixth semester hybrid Marketing course that is designed to help students bring together all of their marketing skills while working in teams on web-based projects. Work is done in the computer lab and online.
5. "How to Be a Successful Student" (http://people.senecac.on.ca/selia.karsten/SSC/100w2002.html), is a first semester Business course delivered in the classroom. This course has a Website with weekly notes and a number of online resources; a variety of online assignments are incorporated.
Numerous online activities
- many for small groups, have been created to accompany Marketing textbooks
for both McGraw Hill
and for Nelson
Thomson Learning (http://lamb.nelson.com/exercises/default.html).
These experiences have yielded a treasury of insights and tips regarding
The first, Webzotica, was created online by folks who met in a course given by Spectrum Virtual University . The other two were done in collaboration at OISE/UT .
Odyssey An adventure in learning on the web - tutorials, stories, graphics
Home on the Info Range E-Mail and Information Management for Newbies
Voyage of Discovery Summer 98 Computers in Education course project.