Richard Ruzicka, Jeanne H. Ballantine, José A. Ruiz San Román
In this paper we discuss the opportunities and possibilities the new information environment offers for collaboration and participation in learning processes. The findings are based on four major sources: “Scenarios in computer-mediated and net-based education” , CLIENT – Collaborative Learning in an International Environment , “Construction and Communication of Knowledge” and RUC-online . Because of trends in late modern society traditional ways of acquiring knowledge are no longer efficient. Instead students should collaboratively work on projects with a high degree of mo-tivation. Competencies like negotiating of meaning, being part of dialogical communities and involving themselves in social-constructivist activities are crucial.
Key Contexts for Education and Democracy in Globalising Societies: Proceedings of Epg - Education, Participation, Globalisation, 2004
collaborative learning; CSCL; VLE; Virtual Learning Environments; LMS; Learning Management Systems; CLIENT; Collaborative Learning in an International Environment; social-constructivism; Construction and Communication of Knowledge; dialogical communities; International Learning Collaboration; Computer Mediated Communication; CMC; Net Based Education
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Sociologikonference EPG - Education, Participation, Globalisation: Workshop C4 Research & Participative Research as an Educational Tool, 2004