A Collaborative Environment for New Learning Ecology and E-Pedagogy

  • Toshio Okamoto
  • Mizue Kayama
Conference paper
Part of the IFIP International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT, volume 170)


Nowadays, we realize change in learning ecology by making progress in Internet technologies and advanced media. A learning ecology moves from individual learning to collaborative learning via the Internet. So we are urged to create a new e-pedagogy. This paper proposes and discusses functionality for collaborative learning, then discuss what e-pedagogy is, based on new learning ecology. In this discussion, we emphasize the re-use function of data logging occurring during a collaborative learning process. Moreover, we consider the educational meanings and methodology to explore essentials of collaborative learning. We introduce a platform for a collaborative learning environment called RAPSODY-EX (REX) that we have developed. The features and functions of this platform are described, and then we discuss the extendibility of the platform for a collaborative environment from the issue of e-pedagogy we propose.

Key words

e-pedagogy learning ecology collaborative learning knowledge transfer 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Toshio Okamoto
    • 1
    • 2
  • Mizue Kayama
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Graduate School of Information SystemsThe University of Electro-communicationsJapan
  2. 2.School of Network and InformationSenshu UniversityJapan

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