ECLIPSE: Environment for Collaborative Learning Integrating Problem Solving Experiences
Wednesday, October 23 4:20-4:40 PM Location: Las Vegas Ballroom 5
Abstract: This session will provide an overview and demonstration of an innovative e-learning platform entitled ECLIPSE: Environment for Collaborative Learning Integrating Problem Solving Experiences. ECLIPSE is a flexible online platform for learning and teaching that can be used in online and blended learning settings and in both formal and informal learning contexts. ECLIPSE provides scaffolding of the problem-solving process for students using the DEEPER framework: Define, Explore, Explain, Present, Evaluate, and Reflect. It also provides scaffolding of instructional design and an online social network with Special Interest Groups for instructors. The design of this innovative e-learning platform is grounded in the current conceptual and empirical research on technology-supported collaborative problem solving.