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VII. COLLABORATING WITH OTHERS ONLINE

Guidelines and Procedures for Organizing Online Collaboration

Eight ways to get students more engaged in online conferences
Both the television and lecture forms of education have influenced the way students approach learning. Citing reliable research, the author of this article argues we learn best by participation, and outlines eight ways to combat passive students who may be reluctant to contribute to the collaborative process.

The role of the instructor in eLearning collaborative environments
This paper discusses research into the role of the teacher in online collaborative projects, dividing instructional activities into four categories: pedagogical; managerial; technical; and social.

Telecommunications in the classroom: keys to successful telecomputing
Despite dating all the way back to 1990, these guidelines for effective ‘telecomputing’ nevertheless makes some general observations that may still be of use and relevance to teachers setting up collaborative classroom projects.

What is social media? Video tutorials
A collection of videos used to support the European SchoolNet - Social Media in Learning and Education (SMILE) eLearning Lab.

How to use social media in the classroom? SMILE project can guide you :-)
European Schoolnet published recently the outcomes of the Social Media in Learning and Education (SMILE) Action Research Project. The project was designed as a one-year ‘learning laboratory’, composed of a group of European teachers, to improve our understanding of the major challenges and opportunities that arise out of the pervasive world of social media for teachers, for schools, and for education generally.

7 things you should know about open educational resources
This brief focuses on open educational resources and explains what they are, where they are going, and why they matter to teaching and learning.