A collaborative learning context, where all aspects and elements work together to enable a successful learning experience requires a holistic approach. It starts with defining the goals that are to be achieved and goes on with thoroughly selecting topics that are to be included, describing the milestones of the learning process, and putting in the spotlight the collaboration, reflection, and feedback. The students’ readiness (Orooji & Taghiyareh, 2015) to learn in a collaborative setting, where they undertake an active role has an important influence on the development of the learning context and its acceptance.
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Orooji, F., & Taghiyareh, F. (2015). Supporting participants in web-based collaborative learning activities from a holistic point of view: a tale of seven online and blended courses. Journal of Computers in Education, 2(2), 183-210. Supporting participants in web-based collaborative learning activities from a holistic point of view: a tale of seven online and blended courses | SpringerLink