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Computer supported collaborative learning (2023)

Järvelä, S., Häkkinen, P., & Näykki, P. (2023). Computer supported collaborative learning. In R. J. Tierney, F. Rizvi, & K. Ercikan (Eds.), International Encyclopedia of Education (4th ed., pp. 588-592). Elsevier. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-818630-5.14076-X

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All authors or editorsJärvelä, Sanna; Häkkinen, Päivi; Näykki, Piia

Parent publicationInternational Encyclopedia of Education

Parent publication editorsTierney, Robert J.; Rizvi, Fazal; Ercikan, Kadriye



Edition4th ed

Publication year2023

Publication date18/11/2022

Pages range588-592

Number of pages in the book8818


Place of PublicationAmsterdam

Publication countryNetherlands

Publication languageEnglish


Publication open accessNot open

Publication channel open access

Additional informationVolume 6: Learning, Cognition, and Human Development. Volume 6 editors: Ian Wilkinson and Judy Parr.


Research on computer supported collaborative learning (CSCL) covers how to design the technological context for productive collaboration and how people learn in the context of collaborative activity. This is to optimize high level collaborative activities for sharing and building knowledge. CSCL can be designed to facilitate high-level cognitive achievements in educational settings in both online and classroom learning environments. It can occur synchronously or asynchronously and can be realized in dyads, small study groups or work teams, but also in broader social networks and communities. The chapter explains the core theoretical concepts in productive CSCL and how it can be supported and designed.

Keywordscollaborative learningcomputer-assisted learningsocial relationssocial networkscooperation (general)learning environmentargumentation

Free keywordscollaborative learning; computers; computer supported collaborative learning; meaning making; shared understanding; social interactions; scripts; orchestration; argumentation; regulation

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Reporting Year2023

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