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ProfessorDr. Norman Herr.
phone: 818 677-2505
offices:  ED 2138;  W.M. Keck Science Education Lab ED2105
office hours:  Tuesdays, 1-4 (please email first)

Time: Wednesdays, 7:00-10:00 PM

Course DescriptionComputer-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.


  • This course is graded holistically.  If you exceed expectations in certain areas, it will compensate for weaker areas 
* indicates evenings where we will not be meeting at CSUN