Title: Scenario-based orchestration of Web 2.0 applications in university teaching and learning processes: a case study

Authors: Angela Carell, Isabel Schaller

Addresses: Department of Information and Technology Management, Institute for Applied Work Science, Ruhr-University of Bochum, Universitatsstr. 150, 44780 Bochum, Germany. ' Department of Information and Technology Management, Institute for Applied Work Science, Ruhr-University of Bochum, Universitatsstr. 150, 44780 Bochum, Germany

Abstract: In the context of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL), Web 2.0 applications are increasingly being used for Technology-Enhanced Learning (TEL). The paper presents the main principles of Web 2.0 and develops the hypotheses derived from the central aspect of collaborative learning. These hypotheses refer to the significance of Web 2.0 for the technical support of various collaborative teaching/learning scenarios within the TEL approach. With an example scenario, the paper demonstrates how Web 2.0 applications can be orchestrated to support a CSCL scenario in face-to-face classes and the effects that this will have on the cooperative learning process of students.

Keywords: computer-supported collaborative learning; CSCL; technology-enhanced learning; TEL; electronic learning; e-learning; Web 2.0; web based communities; virtual communities; online communities; cooperative learning; cooperation; collaboration.

DOI: 10.1504/IJWBC.2009.028086

International Journal of Web Based Communities, 2009 Vol.5 No.4, pp.501 - 514

Published online: 04 Sep 2009 *

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