Definition - What does Collaborative Learning mean?
Collaborative learning is an e-learning technique by which one or more students, teachers and/or individuals jointly learn, research and share an educational course. Collaborative learning enhances the typical educational approach by allowing remotely connected peers and individuals to collaborate in real time through technological aids and resources.
Techopedia explains Collaborative Learning
A computer/technology-based collaborative learning approach was primarily conceived to bridge the gap between similar co-learners and teachers. A collaborative learning environment has several delivery modes; for example, class-based learning is facilitated by remotely connected learners/teachers and/or is completely delivered over the internet.
Collaborative learning is generally achieved through a collaboration system that provides real-time communication and cooperation among several users. Each student or teacher can interact and collaborate with the others in real time through instant messaging, voice, video or a combination of communication solutions. Students can share, collaborate and work on different tasks and assignments through a web-based portal.