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Collaborative Online Learning Environment:Towards a process driven approach and collective knowledge building PROCEEDINGS

, , University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Canada

EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Vienna, Austria ISBN 978-1-880094-65-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC


Teaching remains rooted in the practices of the past and continues to resist the lessons arising from educational research. Real reforms have been slow to take hold in educational systems around the world. Much of the reluctance can be attributed to a widely held misconception of the nature of learning. This project attempts to address this misconception through the development of an online learning environment that requires users to collaborative problem solving. The organizational structure and the central PBL tasks contained within the prototype of a Collaborative Online Learning Environment (COLE) will be described with preliminary reactions from users.


Desjardins, F. & vanOostveen, R. (2008). Collaborative Online Learning Environment:Towards a process driven approach and collective knowledge building. In J. Luca & E. Weippl (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2008--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 2563-2570). Vienna, Austria: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved November 16, 2018 from .


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