Collaborative Learning, autumn 2013

Collaborative Learning 7.5 cr (413312S)

Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL) is an emerging branch in the interdisciplinary field of the learning sciences that studies learning and teaching in technology-enhanced contexts. Students will comprehend and review the theoretical background for collaborative learning and evaluation of CSCL. Students will also deepen their understanding of particular CSCL themes in various educational and work life contexts from both theoretical and practical perspectives.


  • Learning communities
  • Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL)
  • Distributed cognition
  • Technological tools for distributing cognition
  • Collaborative academic writing

Learning objectives
Students will

  • understand the state-of-the-art theoretical basis for CSCL and learning communities in various educational and work-life contexts
  • be capable of designing, evaluating, and assessing collaborative learning in technology-enhanced environments
  • improve their collaborative academic writing and argumentation skills

Working methods
Lectures 40 h, individual and collaborative studying in virtual learning environment 160 h.

Study material
To be announced at the beginning of the module.

Assessment methods
Active participation in lectures, individual, and collaborative studying in a virtual learning environment.

Language of instruction: English

Last updated: 27.3.2013