JOURNAL OF COMPUTERS (JCP)
ISSN : 1796-203X
Volume : 2    Issue : 5    Date : July 2007

Towards a Web Platform for Collaborative Learning Practice, Evaluation and Dissemination
Jacques Lonchamp
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Abstract
Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL) tool adoption is slow and challenging when
compared to the dissemination of simpler content delivery systems. The lack of technical and
pedagogical expertise, concrete training, and effective support for teachers are some reasons that
explain the current situation. This paper proposes a technological approach for making CSCL
practice, evaluation and dissemination easier. In this approach, a powerful workflow-enabled web
platform hosts virtual communities of volunteer teachers and CSCL specialists. The platform
supports participants for designing collective learning processes that integrate CSCL tools,
executing and tutoring them, analyzing their results and debating all related technical and
pedagogical issues.

Index Terms
CSCL, dissemination, evaluation