Rooms, Protocols, and Nets: Metaphors for Computer Supported Cooperative Learning of Distributed Groups


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)


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