I’ve known about Janet E. Salmons’s Taxonomy of Collaborative E-Learning. In a very simple but very very illustrative chart she points five levels of collaboration in an e-learning activity
- Peer review
each one involving more or less exchange of ideas between learners, including how this exchange happens in time.
Talked yesterday with Janet by VoIP: the taxonomy is about trainers, not students. Shame on me…
I think I’ll use just the same taxonomy but on the other side of e-learning: in the teachers’ side. I know in most training projects (virtual or offline) there usually is one and only one teacher. But in e-learning for development (above all in our experience) collusion of different e-teachers is becoming a must, especially when these e-teachers are online volunteers.
If you need to cite this article in a formal way (i.e. for bibliographical purposes) I dare suggest:
Peña-López, I. (2005) “Taxonomy of Collaborative E-Learning” In ICTlogy,
#16, January 2005. Barcelona: ICTlogy.
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