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General Information
    • ISSN: 2010-3689
    • Frequency: Bimonthly (2011-2014); Monthly (Since 2015)
    • DOI: 10.18178/IJIET
    • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Steve Thatcher
    • Executive Editor: Ms. Nancy Y. Liu
    • Abstracting/ Indexing: EI (INSPEC, IET), Electronic Journals Library, Google Scholar, Crossref and ProQuest
    • E-mail: ijiet@ejournal.net
Editor-in-chief
Prof. Dr. Steve Thatcher
University of South Australia, Australia
It is my honor to be the editor-in-chief of IJIET. The journal publishes good papers which focous on the advanced researches in the field of information and education technology. Hopefully, IJIET will become a recognized journal among the scholars in the filed of information and education technology.
IJIET 2013 Vol.3(2): 135-138 ISSN: 2010-3689
DOI: 10.7763/IJIET.2013.V3.250

Designing a Framework Based on Problem-Based Learning for CSCL Environments in Order to Enhance 21st Century Skills

Lydia Koroneou, Fotini Paraskeva, and Aikaterini Alexiou

Abstract—Due to the complexity of the knowledge society and the technology integration, teachers need support in developing their capacity to effectively teach in 21st century classrooms. In the present study, we advocate the use of a Computer Supported Collaborative Learning Environment orchestrated with the instructional method, Problem-based Learning in order to support collaboration, self-directed learning, critical thinking and problem solving. Aquasi-experimental research was conducted in an academic university department. Qualitative and quantitative data analysis indicate that the integration of the fundamental principles of PBL method in a CSCL context provide an effective framework to enhance 21st century skills.

Index Terms—Problem-based learning, collaboration script, computer supported collaborative learning environment, collaboration, 21st century skills.

The authors are with the Department of Digital Systems, University of Piraeus, Greece (e-mail: lydkor@yahoo.gr, fparaske@unipi.gr, katialex@webmail.unipi.gr).

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Cite: Lydia Koroneou, Fotini Paraskeva, and Aikaterini Alexiou, "Designing a Framework Based on Problem-Based Learning for CSCL Environments in Order to Enhance 21st Century Skills," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 3, no. 2, pp. 135-138, 2013.

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