About the workshop

After taking part in this workshop participants should be able to:

  • Apply key theories of collaborative learning to activity design
  • Appreciate why group work and collaborative learning are important
  • Select and implement appropriate online tools to support collaboration and group work


Who is it for?

This workshop was aimed at academics and academic-related staff who wish to use Virtual Learning Environments and other online tools to support enquiry-based learning, collaborative learning and group work.


What is it about?

The goals of the workshop are to enable participants to apply key theories of collaborative learning to activity design, to appreciate why group work and collaborative learning are important and to select and implement appropriate online tools to support collaboration and group work. The theories which are  explored include, the zone of proximal development, Social Interdependence, Cognitive Development Effect, Connectivism and Cognitive Elaboration Perspectives.