Patterns for designing planning mechanisms in CSCL environments
by Flavia Maria Santoro, Marcos R.S. Borges, Neide Santos
International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology (IJCAT), Vol. 25, No. 2/3, 2006

Abstract: Designing and building Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL) environments are complex tasks owing to their interdisciplinary characteristics. However, the analysis of CSCL environments presented in the literature shows that it is possible to identify common design elements that can be reused to help software professionals in their work. The goal of this paper is to present five patterns to aid the development of planning mechanisms in CSCL. We have mined the patterns by identifying common problems in planning CSCL activities and we point out solutions that are based on real use cases or strongly established theories.

Online publication date: Tue, 21-Feb-2006

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