Learning through collaborative design: A learning strategy on the internet

Chuen-Tsai Sun*, San-Ju Lin

*Corresponding author for this work

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In this paper we first identify important issues and challenges encountered in web-based constructive learning, especially in the domain of science and engineering education. We then summarize important factors mentioned in previous constructive epistemology and pedagogy and propose four goals for learning: Active learning, learning via Simulation, Interactive and Intercreative learning, and Accumulative learning, called the ASIA principles together. After setting the goals we introduce a framework and guidelines of an instruction strategy that can explore the niches provided by an Internet-based learning environment. The proposed strategy is learning through collaborative design that is a way of learning by doing on the web. We emphasize collaboration and creativity during the learning process.

Original languageAmerican English
JournalProceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2001
Event31st Annual Frontiers in Education Conference- Impact on Engineering and Science Education- - Reno, NV, United States
Duration: 10 Oct 200113 Oct 2001


  • Collaborative learning
  • Constructive learning
  • Learning through design
  • Web-based learning


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