Information and communication technology provides a means for changing teaching methodologies, and at the same time creates a need for learning some new skills and knowledge. In this paper a generalisation and modification of a concept, which has recently been suggested for engineering design, is discussed. The uniqueness of the proposed new breed of computer supported student contests arises from assessing tele-collaboration as part of the competition scoring. Recent web based contests are observed indicating that some early birds of the new breed may already exists. In addition to outlining the suggested generic methodology and some of its’ pedagogical and computer supported aspects, initial research activities towards scientific assessment of students’ tele-collaboration are reported. It is concluded that the concept presented here provides not only new education alternatives, but also some research possibilities in areas such as sociology, education, and engineering.
|Title of host publication||Designing for Change in Networked Learning Environments|
|Subtitle of host publication||Proceedings of the International Conference on Computer Support for Collaborative Learning 2003|
|Editors||Barbara Wasson, Sten Ludvigsen, Ulrich Hoppe|
|Place of Publication||Dordrecht|
|State||Published - 2003|
|Name||Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning|