Examining technology use and evaluation in Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning: A systematic Review

The use of digital technology has differed within learning environments, from one context to another, even when using the same technology. Hence, there is a need to understand how technology has been implemented and evaluated as a tool for learning, especially in collaborative contexts. Towards that aim, the chapter brings together the literature from learning sciences, particularly computer-supported collaborative learning (CSCL), and education technology to examine how technology has been conceptualized as a learning tool, implemented, and evaluated in formal and informal, preschool through high school, collaborative learning contexts. In doing so, the chapter aims to (1) provide a foundation for future researchers to design studies that attend to the less explored aspects of technology-enhanced collaborative learning experiences; (2) help practitioners make informed decisions about their use of technological tools in collaborative learning contexts; and (3) facilitate discussions about how to integrate technology into learning environments in a more thoughtful and systematic manner.

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Work Title Examining technology use and evaluation in Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning: A systematic Review
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  1. Dhvani Toprani
  2. Mona AlQahtani
  3. Marcela Borge
  1. Computer-supported collaborative learning
  2. Technology
  3. Pre-school technology use
  4. K-12 learning contexts
  5. Technology integration
  6. Technology trade-offs
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Work Type Article
  1. Springer International Publishing
Publication Date March 11, 2021
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  1. 10.1007/978-3-319-17727-4_164-1
  1. Learning, Design, and Technology
Deposited August 24, 2022




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  • Added Creator Mona AlQahtani
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    • Computer-supported collaborative learning, Technology, Pre-school technology use, K-12 learning contexts, Technology integration, Technology trade-offs
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    • 2020
    • 2021-03-11