Learning to Plan the Collaborative Design Process

  • Flávia Maria Santoro
  • Marcos R. S. Borges
  • Neide Santos
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3168)


A key factor in team collaboration is the process followed by participants. Planning this process helps teams to accomplish their goals. In collaborative design environments, process modeling should be used to make the collaboration explicit. In Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL) research, we have observed that most environments do not provide support for the definition of collaborative processes by apprentices and facilitators. This support is very important when the approach is based on project-based learning (PBL). Planning the interactions and the process of a project is a way to stimulate group participants to collaborate, thereby promoting interdependency and commitment between the work and the learning activities. We present a cooperative project-based learning environment that supports facilitators and apprentices in the task of planning their work in order to improve awareness about the “learning-how-to-learn” process.


Collaborative Design Collaborative Environment Collaboration Process Collaborative Learning Environment Collaborative Virtual Environment 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Flávia Maria Santoro
    • 1
    • 2
  • Marcos R. S. Borges
    • 2
  • Neide Santos
    • 3
  1. 1.Federal University of State of Rio de Janeiro – UNIRIORio de JaneiroBrazil
  2. 2.Graduate Program in InformaticsFederal University of Rio de JaneiroRio de JaneiroBrazil
  3. 3.State University of Rio de Janeiro UERJRio de JaneiroBrazil

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