Jennifer Beck-Wilson

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In the CLear project we develop a cooperative learning system for supporting learning and training processes of co-located and distributed groups. One of the fundamental concepts of CLear is the virtual room metaphor. We discuss divergent interpretations of this metaphor each appropriate for certain aspects of the learning process. We are exploring the(More)
We discuss an integrative design for computer supported cooperative learning (CSCL) environments. Three common problems of CSCL are addressed: How to achieve social orientation and group awareness, how to coordinate goal-directed interaction, and how to construct a shared knowledge base. With respect to each problem, we propose a guiding metaphor which(More)
Although lifelong learning is a well accepted concept, it is still not a prominent part of everyday business. A common problem is the lack of knowledge transfer from learning to work. Learning and working are falsely considered as separate activities within different contexts. In addition, while most work in today’s dynamic business world is done by teams,(More)
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