[c114] G. Kahrimanis, A. Papasalouros, N. Avouris, S. Retalis, A Model for Interoperability in Computer Supported Collaborative Learning, Proc. ICALT 2006 - The 6th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies. July 5-7, 2006 – Kerkrade , Netherlands, pp. 51-55. (pdf)
Computer Supported Collaborative Learning activities involve combination of complex software tools that often need to interoperate in a wider context of learning. This paper proposes a data model that accommodates requirements of typical collaborative learning situations and facilitates interoperability of tools and interchange of products of collaboration and evaluation data. The model has been tested against various typical tools used for both synchronous and asynchronous collaboration of groups of students.