Collaborative Networked Learning: A Guide

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Where To Start[edit]

Newcomer[edit]

Readers who are new to the concept of collaborative learning and the rationale for collaborative networked learning. This page should be used by readers who have little knowledge of collaborative learning or or are just interested in a general overview.

Participant[edit]

Readers who are actively engaged in collaborative learning and want to improve their practice.

Facilitator and Designer[edit]

Readers who have studied collaborative learning and are in the process of implementing and designing systems for schools or the workplace.

Major Sections[edit]

Overview[edit]

CNL Overview and Rationale

Communication Models[edit]

Intra-personal and interpersonal communication involves new models of electronic group communication.

Socio-emotional Messages[edit]

“Explanations of Intra-personal and Interpersonal Socio-emotional Messages

Task Oriented Messages[edit]

Explanation of Intra-personal and Interpersonal Task Oriented Messages

Eliciting and Contributing Feedback[edit]

Overview of rationale and strategy for

Software Support for CNL[edit]

Details and implications related to the use of various Categories of intra-personal, interpersonal and group software.

Conclusion[edit]

Summary of Key Concepts

References and Notes[edit]

Sources for follow-up and additional reading.


Welcome to the wiki-based annotated expansion of the Wikibook for w:Collaborative Networked Learning approaches developed by C.A. Findley. It is organized to provide an overview rationale, guidelines for implementation and facilitation.

Where To Start[edit]

This book is built to handle several different levels of readers who want to understand more about collaborative learning, collaborative networked learning and how to implement collaborative learning in the workplace, ‘’collaborative learning-work.’’ Therefore, the book has several pages available that detail suggested reading guides for specific levels of reading:

  • Newcomer - Readers who are new to the concept of collaborative learning and the rationale for collaborative networked learning.

This page should be used by readers who have little knowledge of collaborative learning or or are just interested in a general overview.

  • Participant - Readers who are actively engaged in collaborative learning and want to improve their practice.
  • Facilitator and Designer - Readers who have studied collaborative learning and are in the process of implementing and designing systems for schools or the workplace.

Major Sections[edit]

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  • Overview – “CNL Overview and Rationale 75% developed  as of 1 February  2007
  • Communication Models - Intra-personal and interpersonal communication involves new models of electronic group communication.”

50% developed  as of 1 February 2007

Categories of intra-persona, interpersonal and group software.” 50% developed  as of 1 February 2007

75% developed  as of 1 February 2007

Book Goals[edit]

  1. This guide is to serve as a basic resource for individuals planning, implementing, and participating in Collaborative Networked Learning (CNL) communities as co-learners.
  2. The general guidelines provided here draw upon published research and from experience with successful applications of different CNL models.