NICOLE – Network for Internet-based Collaborative Learning

The purpose of NICOLE was to create a network of educational institutions and study circles in order to investigate the potential of net-based collaborative learning.

Background
Collaborative learning is a pedagogical approach that is gaining ground. Apparently most people learn better and faster when they can function within a framework that fosters cooperation and positive attitudes to other people.

Purpose

The purpose of NICOLE was to create a network of educational institutions and study circles in order to investigate the potential of net-based collaborative learning.

Aim

The aim was to disseminate information about examples of good practice within European countries. An additional aim was to present pedagogical material and models that have already been tested on the project home page.

Results

Resulting from the project there is a home page where you can find articles and reports on various activities, some examples of activities that have already been tested, and evaluation reports. There are also some articles on collaborative learning as a pedagogical approach. 

Partners

Institutions from Germany, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Norway took part in the project.
 
Coordinating institution: Vox, Norway

Project period

2001- 2003