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Adaptive or Collaborative Learning?

, National College of Ireland, Ireland ; , Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands ; , Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria ; , Purdue University, United States ; , 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


Adaptive Learning Technologies and Collaborative Learning have both been explored and argued for repeatedly. While the two approaches are not in opposition to each other, they include are a number concepts and aims that are potentially conflict such as optimising the individual learning gain or the quality of collaboration. This panel will explore where these conflicts are, where the limits of technological support for collaborative on-line learning are and how these conflicts might be resolved.


Weibelzahl, S., de Bra, P., Paramythis, A., Ertmer, P. & Desjardins, F. (2008). Adaptive or Collaborative Learning?. In J. Luca & E. Weippl (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2008--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 5474-5477). Vienna, Austria: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved November 30, 2021 from .