- (Computer-supported) Collaborative Learning Networks
central objective of this project was to investigate the cognitive and
didactical aspects of computer-supported Collaborative Learning Networks
(CLNs). Schools in different countries participated, including students
and teachers working with different kinds of software. A major aim of the
project was to conduct a basic descriptive analysis of the individual differences
in motivation within and between the participating countries. Didactical
design principles and learning scenario’s for the use of CLNs in schools
kinds of methods were used.
1999, pp. 1, 4f., 9f., 13, 14)
of communications between students and between students and teachers have
been saved. Students’ productions have been analysed in terms of the number
and kinds of communications taking place. Moreover, qualitative aspects
were studied (what kind of inputs were students giving; which thinking
types were used; how relevant were communications; how much knowledge building
was taking place). Case studies and small-scale, informal comparative
experiments were conducted.
that measure the cognitive, metacognitive, and motivational effects of
CLN’s have been used and further developed.
and interviews with teachers and students were used to find out
which tools, support structures and manuals function the best and what
changes were needed in the materials developed."