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By Timothy Koschmann

This e-book, a few newly rising zone of study in educational know-how, has as its name the acronym "CSCL." before everything, CSCL was once selected as an acronym for Computer-Supported Collaborative studying. despite the fact that, a few may argue that "collaborative" is frequently no longer a descriptive time period for what newbies do in educational settings; extra, because the box develops, the know-how used to aid collaboration would possibly not continuously contain desktops, not less than no longer within the direct methods they've been used to aid guide long ago. to prevent getting slowed down during this terminological debate, this publication makes use of CSCL as a designation in its personal correct, leaving open to interpretation accurately what phrases it stands for.

The authors speak greatly in regards to the idea underlying their paintings. partly, the reason for this is that that's what they have been requested to do, however it can be a sign of the country of the sector. In a longtime paradigm within which the theories and techniques are good agreed upon, such dialogue is much less primary. CSCL, in spite of the fact that, has now not but reached the level of "normal" technology. there's a lot to be labored out but. This publication is out there with the wish that it'll aid to outline a path for destiny paintings during this box.

The chapters look in alphabetical order (except for the introductory bankruptcy and the afterword) -- now not for loss of a greater method to set up the chapters, yet quite as the organizational chances are too a number of and this order doesn't privilege one over one other. through no longer enforcing a topical organizing constitution in this assortment, it really is was hoping that readers will consider freer to discover the chapters in a manner that most nearly fits their needs.

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