The importance of task appropriateness in computer‐supported collaborative learning

Buckner, Kathy and Morss, Kate (1999) The importance of task appropriateness in computer‐supported collaborative learning. Association for Learning Technology Journal, 7 (1). pp. 33-38. ISSN 0968-7769

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Collaborative learning activities can be beneficial for exchanging ideas, sharing experiences, and developing shared understanding. It is our view that the task given to the student is central to the success or otherwise of the learning experience. In this paper, we discuss the need for the adaptation of traditional face‐to‐face tasks when these are incorporated in computer‐supported collaborative learning (CSCL) environments. We focus on critical issues in relation to the implementation of CSCL tasks including: the appropriateness of the medium for the task, the role of individuals, the volume of work involved, the time allocated for tasks or sub‐tasks, and, the assessment procedures.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
L Education > LC Special aspects of education > LC1022 - 1022.25 Computer-assisted Education
Divisions: ALT-J Journal
Depositing User: Justin Smith
Date Deposited: 10 Apr 2009 10:36
Last Modified: 04 Apr 2011 08:50

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