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