Assessment and evaluation of pedagogical outcomes in the area of Networked Supported Collaborative Learning. Symeon Retalis (firstname.lastname@example.org) University of Piraeus Department of Technology Education and Digital Systems Computer Supported Learning Engineering Lab.
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Symeon Retalis (email@example.com)
University of Piraeus
Department of Technology Education and Digital Systems
Computer Supported Learning Engineering Lab
TELL: area of Networked Supported Collaborative LearningTowards Effective network supported coLLaborative learning activities[http://www.softlab.ece.ntua.gr/research/research_projects/tell/]
University of Piraeus, GR
Politechnico di Milan, IT
Maastricht Learning Lab, NL
National Technical University of Athens, GR
University of Valladolid, ES
University of Patras, GR
A Priory Ltd, UK
WP1: Peer reviews of evaluation studies
WP2: User trials and evaluation field research on NSCL
Resources about evaluation methods and tools (WP1 deliverable)
WP3: Design patterns construction
WP4: Interchangeability of data among NSCL tools
Tutorials and Workshops
The main point to accept here is that ‘things’ out of context are hard to evaluate.
We need to plan to evaluate a complex configuration of things and processes.
Their main conclusions from the review are that more attention must be paid to evaluating groupware systems and that there is room for additional evaluation techniques that are simple and low in cost.
(Herring, 2004, p33)
No “novel effect” anymore! We need to examine what works and what does not in a complex e-learning environment with relation to the high order learning outcomes
The most important part of a sucessfull design is the underlying conceptual model.
The hard part of design: formulating an appropriate conceptual model and then assuring that everything else be consistent with it.
Thanks to TELL project partners for their input