Towards collaborative learning via shared artefacts over the Grid

Boldyreff, Cornelia and Kyaw, Phyo and Lavery, Janet and Nutter, David and Rank, Stephen (2002) Towards collaborative learning via shared artefacts over the Grid. In: 1st LEGE-WG International Workshop on Educational Models for GRID Based Services, 16 September 2002, Lausanne, Switzerland.

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Abstract

The Web is the most pervasive collaborative technology in widespread use today; and its use to support
eLearning has been highly successful. There are many web-based Virtual Learning Environments such as
WebCT, FirstClass, and BlackBoard as well as associated web-based Managed Learning Environments. In
the future, the Grid promises to provide an extremely powerful infrastructure allowing both learners and
teachers to collaborate in various learning contexts and to share learning materials, learning processes,
learning systems, and experiences. This position paper addresses the role of support for sharing artefacts
in distributed systems such as the Grid. An analogy is made between collaborative software development
and collaborative learning with the goal of gaining insights into the requisite support for artefact sharing
within the eLearning community.

Additional Information:The Web is the most pervasive collaborative technology in widespread use today; and its use to support eLearning has been highly successful. There are many web-based Virtual Learning Environments such as WebCT, FirstClass, and BlackBoard as well as associated web-based Managed Learning Environments. In the future, the Grid promises to provide an extremely powerful infrastructure allowing both learners and teachers to collaborate in various learning contexts and to share learning materials, learning processes, learning systems, and experiences. This position paper addresses the role of support for sharing artefacts in distributed systems such as the Grid. An analogy is made between collaborative software development and collaborative learning with the goal of gaining insights into the requisite support for artefact sharing within the eLearning community.
Keywords:Collaborative learning
Subjects:G Mathematical and Computer Sciences > G400 Computer Science
Divisions:College of Science > School of Computer Science
ID Code:19
Deposited On:29 Oct 2004

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