The Construction of a Web-Based Learning Platform from the Perspective of Computer Support for Collaborative Design
Cheng-Mei Hsu, Department of Visual Communication Design, China University of Technology, Taipei City, Taiwan
IJOPCD Volume 3, Number 4, ISSN 2155-6873 Publisher: IGI Global
The purpose of this study is to construct a web-based Computer Support for Collaborative Design (CSCD) learning platform based on theories related to a constructivist learning environment model, mind mapping and computer-supported collaborative learning. The platform conforms to the needs of design students and provides effective tools for interaction and collaborative learning by integrating mind-mapping tools into a learning environment that utilizes CSCD, a computer-assisted support system that can support and enhance group collaboration. The establishment of the CSCD learning platform represents a significant advance beyond the fixed functions and existing models of current online learning platforms and is the only learning platform in the world that focuses on learners in design departments. The platform offers outstanding user-friendly functions and innovative technology. In terms of funding, technical ability, human resources, organizational strategies, and risk analysis and evaluations, the learning platform is also worthy of expansion and implementation.
Hsu, C.M. (2013). The Construction of a Web-Based Learning Platform from the Perspective of Computer Support for Collaborative Design. International Journal of Online Pedagogy and Course Design, 3(4), 44-67. IGI Global.