Cooperative Learning and Technology Article
Rebecca Denning, Philip J. Smith, The Ohio State University, United States
JCMST Volume 16, Number 2, ISSN 0731-9258 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA
Cooperative learning has been used as an educational technique for some time, and recently researchers have been exploring
technology as a mechanism to further this educational method. While some designers have developed cooperative activities around existing software such as spreadsheets,
word processors, and hypermedia/multimedia programs, others have developed new educational software, usually specific to a content or skill area and/or a particular learning episode to support appropriate student interactions. This review describes
several examples of the use of technology to support cooperative learning episodes and examines the underlying design concepts and principles embedded in these applications.
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