Original Article

Educational Psychology Review

, Volume 19, Issue 1, pp 65-83

First online:

Technology in Support of Collaborative Learning

  • Paul RestaAffiliated withDepartment of Curriculum and Instruction, Learning Technology Center, The University of Texas at Austin Email author 
  • , Thérèse LaferrièreAffiliated withLaval University

Rent the article at a discount

Rent now

* Final gross prices may vary according to local VAT.

Get Access


This paper reviews the research conducted in the last 20 years on the application of technology in support of collaborative learning in higher education. The review focuses primarily on studies that use Internet-based technologies and social interaction analysis. The review provides six sets of observations/recommendations regarding methodology, empirical evidence, and research gaps and issues that may help focus future research in this emerging field of study.


Collaborative learning Technology for collaborative learning