Collaborative Learning—A New Direction in Educational Computing

Chai Theong Ham
1994 Media Asia  
In early 1994, an electronic classroom was designed in the Multimedia Training Laboratory at Ngee Ann Polytechnic to support collaborative strategies for learning. The classroom features a network of twenty multimedia personal computers. Text, graphics, sound, animation, and digital video are shared on the network, thereby enabling instructors to distribute class notes, homework, assignments, and assessments. The electronic classroom provides an unusual opportunity to investigate the
more » ... gate the application of hypermedia-based courseware and collaborative groupware. This paper discusses the pilot project currently undertaken by Ngee Ann Polytechnic. Twenty students are participating in this project and the subject chosen is Multimedia Design and Development, a subject which receives a lot of publicity in Singapore. The paper will also discuss current and future information technology to implement collaborative learning.
doi:10.1080/01296612.1994.11726448 fatcat:jbxml3iwpffbtbvq6kzchf5pwi