Cooperative Online Education

Authors

  • Morten Flate Paulsen Professor, The Norwegian School of Information Technology (NITH)

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.7577/seminar.2482

Keywords:

Online education, e-learning, cooperative learning, individual freedom, virtual learning environment, learning community, collaboration, flexibility.

Abstract

Cooperative learning seeks to develop virtual learning environments that allow students to have optimal individual freedom within online learning communities. The pedagogical and administrative challenges with regard to accommodating both individual freedom and cooperation are explained in the Theory of Cooperative Freedom. This article shows that cooperative learning can be implemented successfully through a set of instruments or means. To illustrate this with current examples, the article presents NKI Distance Education’s surveys and experiences with cooperative learning. The article also discusses how issues such as web 2.0, transparency, learning partners and individual progression plans relate to cooperative online education.

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Published

2008-11-28

How to Cite

Paulsen, M. F. (2008). Cooperative Online Education. Seminar.Net, 4(2). https://doi.org/10.7577/seminar.2482

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