Sustaining learning design and pedagogical planning in CSCL

  • Francesca Pozzi ITD-CNR
  • Donatella Persico ITD-CNR
Keywords: Computer Supported Collaborative Learning, design process, model, learning design

Abstract

This paper tackles the issue of learning design and pedagogical planning in the context of computer-supported collaborative learning (CSCL). In this sector, we witness the same variety of approaches and tools that we find in the technology-enhanced learning (TEL) research field. In particular, in the CSCL context, notions such as “Collaborative Learning Flow Patterns” (CLFP) or “collaborative scripts” have been used to describe and/or run online collaborative learning activities and, consequently, tools have been implemented to reify these concepts and visualise the designs. Despite the differences, most of the existing tools support the representation of learning designs that are already “in the designer’s mind”, while fewer tools specifically aim to provide guidance and support to CSCL designers in the early phases of the design process, that is, when they have to make critical decisions concerning the educational approach, the tools to be used, and the ways to engage the target population. This paper, while focusing on this gap in CSCL research, proposes a unifying model, aimed at supporting pedagogical planning and decision making in the CSCL design process based on the interplay of four model components: Task, Teams, Time and Technology.

Keywords: computer-supported collaborative learning; design process; 4Ts model; learning design

(Published: 16 September 2013)

Citation: Research in Learning Technology Supplement 2013, 21: 17585 - http://dx.doi.org/10.3402/rlt.v21i0.17585

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Author Biographies

Francesca Pozzi, ITD-CNR
Researcher, Institute for Educational Technology, National Research Council of Italy
Donatella Persico, ITD-CNR
Senior Researcher, Institute for Educational Technology, National Research Council of Italy
Published
2013-09-16
How to Cite
Pozzi, F., & Persico, D. (2013). Sustaining learning design and pedagogical planning in CSCL. Research in Learning Technology, 21. https://doi.org/10.3402/rlt.v21i0.17585
Section
Supplement 1, 2013 - The art and science of learning design