Collaborative learning is an umbrella term for a variety of approaches in education that involve joint intellectual effort by students or students and teachers. Groups of students work together in searching for understanding, meaning or solutions or in creating a product. The approach is closely related to cooperative learning, but is considered to be more radical because of its reliance on youth voice. Collaborative learning activities can include collaborative writing, group projects, and other activities. (Wikipedia)

Collaborative learning can be a fabulous tool for students to work with other students in different countries, states or communities. The skills learning in doing collaborative work are real world skills necessary for success in a "flat world".


One of the Internet leaders in this area is GlobalSchoolNet.org. For up to date information and the opportunity to join or create collaborative projects, click here.



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