Professor: Dr. Norman Herr.
Time: Wednesdays, 7:00-10:00 PM
Course Description - Computer-supported collaborative learning (CSCL) is a pedagogical approach in which learning is characterized by the sharing and construction of knowledge among participants using technology as their primary means of communication or as a common resource. CSCL can be implemented in online and classroom learning environments and can take place synchronously or asynchronously.
This course focuses on the design, development and use of computer-based curricular resources for the teaching of secondary school subjects in a collaborative online environment. Topics include computer supported collaborative learning, continuous formative assessment, collaborative resource development, interactive simulated experiments, curricular apps, online instruction, computer-assisted instruction, geospatial information analysis, online data collection and analysis, curricular games, curriculum-based spreadsheets and databases, and more. This course includes a review and analysis of research on the use of technology in science education.