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Designing and Supporting Collaborative Activities

By Carlos Hurtado, César A. Collazos and Luis A. Guerrero


Abstract. Collaborative Learning techniques could achieve a high impact on education if good enough tools were designed, implemented and utilized in classrooms. In this paper we describe the design of a collaborative learning activity for teaching Chemistry in Chilean schools. We describe a PDA-based software tool that allows teachers to create workgroups in their classrooms in order to work on the designed activity. The software tool has two separate modules: One module is used for supporting the teachers, which runs on a conventional PC and lets them create learning material and setting groups. The second module runs on PDAs and can be used by students in order to complete the group activity

Topics: Collaborative Learning, CSCL, PDA-based Groupware
Year: 2014
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