Computer-integrated classroom

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A computer-integrated classroom is a technologically augmented traditional classroom, i.e. with interactive whiteboards, networked notebooks and special software tools to allow collaborative activities.

See also: Technology-enhanced classroom (for general ICT-in-the-classroom related issues) and learning activity space

The architecture of a CIC

CIC technology should firstly support "learning with the computer", i.e. include cognitive tools such as tool-rich microworlds. An example would be the (freely available) Freestyler program. In addition, teachers ought to be able to create, share and repurpose sophisticated pedagogical scenarios.

See for the moment articles from the Collide Research Group at Uni-Duisburg-Essen. Some are below.


  • Andreas Lingnau & H. Ulrich Hoppe (2002). Modelling and Supporting Learning Activities in a Computer-integrated Classroom. In Gerry Stahl (editor). Proceedings of the International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL2002), (pp. 683-686). Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc. Hillsdale, New Jersey, USA. PDF
  • Lingnau, A., Hoppe, H.U., Mannhaupt, G. (2003). Computer supported collaborative writing in an early learning classroom. In Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 19, 2, 186-194. PDF
  • Tewissen, F., Lingnau, A., Hoppe, U., Mannhaupt, G., & Nischk, D. (2001). Collaborative Writing in a Computer-integrated Classroom for Early Learning. In P. Dillenbourg, A. Eurelings, & Kai Hakkarainen (editors) Proceedings of the European Conference on Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning (Euro-CSCL 2001). pp. 593-600. Maastricht, The Netherlands, March. PDF--------

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