A Cooperative Way to Learn
Sylvana Kroop and Jürgen Mangler
University of Vienna, Austria
Writing texts is difficult although a crucial ability for students. Courses
that try to communicate these skills to students often focus on technical
issues like correct referencing and scientific working. Writing texts
that are understandable even for non-experts is a completely different
problem. In an interdisciplinary setting this problem is even more present.
“Comprehensible Writing” is the title of a current blended-learning project
at the University of Vienna that tries to support the learning of this
skill via the introduction of a blended-learning course setting including
online learning modules. After highlighting the educational and theoretical
background of our work, we will present our project, as well as the blended-learning
scenarios that allow for cooperative writing of understandable texts.
We will then conclude with a report about the evaluation of the scenarios
in an expert workshop.
Cooperative learning, interdisciplinarity, blended-learning,
action based learning, online modules
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