From computer supported collaborative learning to deep learning: A systems approach

Ricardo-Abad Barros-Castro, José-Rodrigo Córdoba-Pachón

Research output: Working paper


This paper presents a framework to help educators and designers improve their
design, experiences and management of computer supported collaborative learning
(CSCL). With increasing interest in this subject, a number of aspects (dimensions)
related to both learning and the use of technology arise. How these aspects can be
addressed in an integrated, comprehensive and inclusive way is a key challenge for
CSCL. Using the idea of CSCL as a system, we relate a number of aspects in CSCL
through a framework that aims to support future development and research. The
paper concludes with implications on how to continue improving CSCL with the help
of systems-oriented thinking
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationEgham
PublisherThe School of Management, Royal Holloway University of London
Number of pages23
ISBN (Print)978-1-905846-48-1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2011


  • Computer supported collaborative learning
  • systems
  • systems thinking
  • technology

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