July 20 – 22 , 2016, Event 16294

Implicit and Explicit Guidance in CSCL Environments


Daniel Bodemer (Universität Duisburg-Essen, DE)
Armin Weinberger (Universität des Saarlandes, DE)

For support, please contact

Heike Clemens


CSCL is a promising but challenging scenario. In order to sustainably profit from it, learning partners have to simultaneously overcome individual and collaborative barriers. Particularly, coordinating the communication and interaction processes in a goal-oriented way is a difficult task that frequently cannot be accomplished without further support. However, promising technology-based approaches have been suggested to guide social learning processes.

This workshop builds on common research interests of the EduTech group (University of the Saarland) and the Media-based knowledge construction group (University of Duisburg-Essen) regarding implicit and explicit guidance in computer-supported learning environments. It aims at pushing this research area forward with regard to theory, design, and community building.

The groups will

  • exchange recent research on effects, functions, and conditions of collaboration scripts and group awareness tools in co-located and computer-mediated scenarios of technology-enhanced learning,
  • identify links to related findings, variables and approaches (e.g., cognitive, metacognitive, social, and behavioral aspects, roles of self- and co-regulation, motivation, individual differences) in order to prepare a mutual framework,
  • work on community building in Germany to address the national under-representation of the internationally renowned German research of different disciplinary backgrounds on educational technology and technology-enhanced learning,
  • plan further mutual activities such as publications, workshops, research visits, and formal community events.

Online Publications

We offer several possibilities to publish the results of your event. Please contact marc.herbstritt(at) if you are interested.

Dagstuhl's Impact

Please inform us when a publication was published as a result from your seminar. These publications are listed in the category Dagstuhl's Impact and are presented on a special shelf in the library.