Collaborative Learning

Martin Terre Blanche

This is a diary of my involvement in a project on collaborative learning in the psychology department at the University of South Africa. Most recent posts below and links to previous posts on the left.

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"Personal and Collaborative Publishing (PCP)"

James Farmer suggests Personal and Collaborative Publishing as a broader term to include things like weblogs - here and here. Although there are some good counter-arguments, I think he's basically got it right. The weblog fad may blow over, but the principle of personal and collaborative publishing is here to stay.

posted by Martin on Monday, September 08, 2003
Collaborative learning heaven - or is it?

Interesting article about the University of Notre Dame's Mendoza College of Business' new, state-of-the-art, $3 million Giovanini Commons for Collaborative Learning:
In the main area are three rooms ideal for a variety of collaborative activities. The first two could practically double as corporate board rooms, offering large drop-down presentation screens and movable curved desks that can be arranged individually, in circles or in long, figure-eight-shaped conference tables. The two rooms can remain separated or be joined together, thanks to retractable walls.
The third room was designed with more personal activities and "deeper levels of sharing and discussion" in mind, says the college's business manager, Doug Kroll. In place of desks are armchairs and cushions for sitting on the floor...

posted by Martin on Monday, September 08, 2003