First National Congress
6-7 December 2004, Cebu City, Philippines


Telecollaboration and Project-Based Learning
by Victoria L. Tinio

Harris defines telecollaboration as "using a computer connected to a telecommunications network like the Internet to collaborate with others at a distance." A well-designed telecollaborative project can foster active, cooperative, and contextual learning while promoting high standards for all learners. At the same time, since telecollaborative projects require students to work with distant peers using ICTs, this poses a number of challenges for both students and teachers.

This session will showcase best practice examples of three broad types of telecollaborative projects: (1) Interpersonal Exchange; (2) Information Collection and Analysis; and (3) Problem-Solving. Each example will be discussed in terms of its instructional design elements, namely, the learning objectives, resources (including use of ICT), activities, and assessment. The session will conclude with a discussion of key implementation challenges and issues.

Interpersonal Exchange
Telementoring
http://www.telementor.org/projectdetail.cfm?ProjectID=620

Telementoring 2
http://www.telementor.org/projectdetail.cfm?ProjectID=261

INFO EXCHANGE

COILS
Surface Temperatures
http://web.stclair.k12.il.us/splashd/surfcexp.htm

Measuring the Circumference of the Earth: The Noon Day Project
http://k12science.ati.stevens-tech.edu/noonday/teacherguide.

PROBLEM SOLVING

KIDSPACE
http://65.42.153.210/kidspace/start.cfm?HoldNode=899

MONSTER EXCHANGE
http://www.monsterexchange.org/

I HAVE A DREAM
http://www.kidlink.org/KIDPROJ/dream99/

 

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