Encyclopedia of the Sciences of Learning

2012 Edition
| Editors: Norbert M. Seel

Collaborative Learning Supported by Digital Media

  • Christiane MetznerEmail author
  • Ricardo A. CattafiEmail author
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-1428-6_932



Collaborative Learning Supported by Digital Media (CLSDM) is a teaching/learning strategy with digital media collaborative tools, used by interacting participants to change the state of collaborative products. CLSDM is used to generate evolving documents as a result of knowledge sharing, experience, and information sources in a scholar context.

Theoretical Background

Collaborative Learning Supported by Digital Media is used as an instructional framework to introduce collaborative learning experience (Cattafi and Metzner 2007); it is based on learning theories, and teaching and learning strategies incorporated into instructional design, group strategies, and collaborative tools. Consideration of instructional theories in the design of tools is referred as instructional design.

Learning and learning strategies are grounded on well-defined theories: constructivist,...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Universidad Central de VenezuelaCaracasVenezuela
  2. 2.Universidad Central de VenezuelaCaracasVenezuela