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Collaborative Learning

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2 The theory of Pierre Dillenbourg

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The success of collaborative learning depends from several factors that interfere with the task. Since there are so many variables influencing the process, it is very hard to tell in advance how successfully people will learn in collaboration.

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1 Literature
Pierre Dillenbourg et al. 1996
Pierre Dillenbourg, Michael Baker, Agnes Blaye, Claire O'Malley: The Evolution of Research on Collaborative Learning.
In: Peter Reimann and Hans Spada (Eds.): Learning in Humans and Machines: Towards an Interdisciplinary Learning Science. Oxford, New York, Tokyo: Elsevier Science Ltd. 1996. Pergamon, ESF European Science Foundation. ISBN 0-08-042569-0. 189-211.

D. L. Schwartz 1995
Daniel L. Schwartz:: The Emergence of Abstract Representations in Dyad Problem Solving
In: The Journal of Learning Sciences, 4(3), 1995, 321-354.

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2 Pierre Dillenbourg: Collaborative Learning
Three approaches 1
Is learning together more efficient than alone?

- task performance
- self-regulation
- conceptual change
- confirmation bias

When is collaborative learning effective?

# Group composition

# Task features

# Media

How about the quality of interactions in collaborative learning?

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Some hypotheses Mechanisms of collaborative learning
Conflict and disagreement Cognitive conflict (Piaget)
Socio-cognitive conflict (Doise & Mugny)

Person A forces person B to take over the other's point of view.

Self explanation effect Both ways of explanation support learning process: explaining to myself or to another person.
Internalization - social speech
- private speech
- inner speech
Shared cognitive load In collaboration the persons share the cognitive load by dividing it up into smaller portions. Each of them will be treated by one of the persons mainly.
Effect: less cognitive load for everybody.
Mutual regulation
Negotiation Co-construction: something we share together.
Representations Pairs build more abstract representations than individuals do.

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CoVis, Learning through Collaborative Visualization

CSCL '95 Proceedings, table of contents

Teaching with the Web

Dr. E's Eclectic Compendium of Electronic Resources for Adult/Distance Education

Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning: Issues for Research

CSCW & Groupware

MOO/MU* Document Library

ICOTEC Integrated communication technology, Internet and educational resources directory

Teaching and Learning Methods and Strategies

Computer Supported Collaborative Learning Using CLARE: the Approach and Experimental Findings

NCTLA Collaborative learning project

Collaborative Learning, an effective group strategy

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