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Instructional Science

, Volume 19, Issue 6, pp 445–466 | Cite as

Cooperative learning across classrooms in electronic Learning Circles

  • Margaret Riel
Articles

Abstract

This paper discusses electronic Learning Circles on the AT&T Learning Network1 in the light of cooperative learning theory. Findings reported for students in cooperative learning settings were also found for teachers who participated in Learning Circles on the Learning Network. Teachers acquired knowledge, developed new instructional strategies, increased their self-esteem and developed professional and personal relationships with their peers. Computer networking provides a mechanism for developing cooperative learning among students in distant locations and at the same time provides a vehicle for the professional development of teachers within the classroom environment.

Keywords

Professional Development Learning Theory Computer Networking Personal Relationship Classroom Environment 
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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Margaret Riel
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  1. 1.The AT&T Learning NetworkEncinitasU.S.A.

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