Collaborative Electronic Learning

The Collaborative Electronic Learning Project is a research initiative of the Sport Technology Research Centre at the University of Calgary. The purpose of the project is to facilitate inter-school collaborative learning, in topics of common interest, using electronic communications technologies. Students collaborate using asynchronous and synchronous modes of distance communication, including e-mail, document sharing, and audio conferencing.

In the experimental model, three projects were developed and adapted to fit the Alberta Curriculum: Environmental Research, (a science unit), Redesigning the Urban Community, (a social studies unit), and KID TV, (a language arts/technology unit). Each project group was composed of children from three different schools. Despite the fact that students never met in person during the project, they were able to collaborate to complete their project, with appropriate guidance from their teachers.

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