Deepening e-learning through social-collaborative intelligence

Matthew Montebello, Bill Cope, Mary Kalantzis, Tabassum Amina, Duane Searsmith, Anastasia Tzirides, Samaa Haniya

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


Traditional education promotes the self as it seeks to encourage learners to acquire knowledge and cultivate individual cognition through memorization and the application of procedures to achieve expected answers. Collaboration in class has been sporadically practiced when major tasks require necessary group-work and coordinated team efforts with clear objectives to instill a sense of collaboration within learners in preparation for demands of the workplace. In this paper we present a case study of how we engage graduate students through new media within our online environment, whereby, instead of memory work they focus their evidentiary work as knowledge artefacts created through digital media. We encourage and value the learners' knowledge representations assembled in the form of rich, multimodal sources employing any of the available media.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationFrontiers in Education
Subtitle of host publicationFostering Innovation Through Diversity, FIE 2018 - Conference Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781538611739
StatePublished - Jul 2 2018
Event48th Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE 2018 - San Jose, United States
Duration: Oct 3 2018Oct 6 2018

Publication series

NameProceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE
ISSN (Print)1539-4565


Conference48th Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE 2018
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Jose


  • E-learning
  • New learning affordances
  • Social collaboration

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Education
  • Computer Science Applications


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