DISCUSSION: The pitfalls of computer-supported collaborative learning (CSCL)

The pitfalls of computer-suported collaborative learning CSCLs   In the past two years, myself and colleagues from various backgrounds, have noticed the increased use of CSCL in andragogical pursuits. During a collaboration we discussed a number of factors of limitations which we feel this approach has in its usage. These are discussed below: Research has […]

THEORY: Bjork files – Desirable Difficulties

Desirable Difficulties in Theory and Practise. If you set up a ‘desirable learning environment’ it appears you can develop fast learning (or apparent rapid progress). However, if you create ‘desirable difficulties’ including spacing, interleaving, testing rather than re-study and variability. These slow down the apparent learning but improve long-term learning and also the transfer of […]