The COVID-19 pandemic has changed school and higher education on a global scale with the rise of online teaching and learning. Online education typically involves the organization of learning objects for widely self-regulated forms of individual learning. Students and teachers alike often miss out on direct, mutual feedback of co-present social interaction.
Collaborative forms of learning aim to develop practices of collaboration and critical thinking as well as skills for working together, building trust, and equal access to quality education. In a series of online events and resources for realizing CSCL in a time of crisis the CSCL Community has invited CSCL practitioners and researchers to share practical approaches, practices, and tools for learning collaboratively online for building a repository of CSCL practices.
Join the webinar series about learning together online best practices:
The Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL) community of the International Society of the Learning Sciences (ISLS) together with the Network of Academic Programs in the Learning Sciences (NAPLeS) is offering a live webinar series with presentations as well as Q & A about effective practices, approaches, and tools for fostering a sense of co-presence and community in online teaching and learning.
The 13 webinars will take place weekly, starting on Wednesday, January 13th, 2021 at:
- 7 am (PST, Los Angeles)
- 10 am (EST, New York)
- 3 pm (GMT, London)
- 11 pm (CST, Beijing)
The next webinar will be presented by Sarah Radke, Hui-Ling Sunshine Malone, Kristin Fisher, Molly L Kelton, Jasmine Y Ma, & Alison White; New York University:
In this webinar, we will present about our tools, procedure, and scaffolds that focus on the process of building community. Virtual learning configurations have intensified the need for community building within learning groups and making connections with communities beyond in order to develop inclusive, equity oriented, and generative spaces and enrich learning experiences for students, teachers, community groups, and preservice educators.
You can stream the webinar and participate in the subsequent Q & A session here on Wednesday, January 27th 2021, 3:00 – 4:00 pm (GMT, London, UK): https://youtu.be/kXfEEVz2mKo