Collaborative Learning: Cognitive and Computational

Collaborative Learning: Cognitive and Computational Approaches Research on collaborative learning is currently a very popular topic in education, psychology and computer science In recent years, educational research has attempted to determine under what circumstances collaborative learning is effective than learning alone, and recently, numerous studies have focused on computer mediated collaborative learning In psychology, interest in collaborative learning is related to the emergence of new theories such as shared cognition and distributed cognition These theories move away from the view traditionally held in cognitive science according to which human cognition is bound inside individual heads The word collaboration is also used very frequently in computer science to describe the interactions among artificial agents The term has often been used rather loosely in the different research communities this book is a contribution towards refining and operationalizing the concept

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