CCE Faculty Articles
From the Desk of the Executive Editor: Collaboration and Engagement
Journal of Applied Learning Technology
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The discussion board of a learning management system (LMS) is an ideal site for asynchronous online collaboration, a process typically described as working together, particularly on a joint intellectual exercise. The problem is that much of what needs to be learned, at any level, is not an intellectual exercise. Some examples of non-intellectual subject matter are calculus, anatomy, and the multiplication table. Collaborating online is largely a matter of discussion, hence the name of the board. Engagement is the other issue to be addressed; it refers to being involved, to being committed to a process or entity. Engaged students are those who are actively involved with that which is taking place within a course. A marriage engagement refers to two people who agree to be actively involved with one another. So there we have them, collaboration and engagement, the subjects of this editorial.
Abramson, Gertrude W., "From the Desk of the Executive Editor: Collaboration and Engagement" (2012). CCE Faculty Articles. 186.