Amy Soller and Alan Lesgold
Success in collaboratively learning subject matter means both learning the subject matter (collaborating to learn), and learning how to effectively manage the team interaction (learning to collaborate). Supporting on-line learning teams means supporting both these activities. We focus on the problem of assimilating the knowledge needed to address interaction problems that may arise during collaborative learning sessions. This involves gathering knowledge about the types of problems that learning groups might encounter, evaluating methods for identifying situations in which those problems exist, and implementing strategies to facilitate groups learning on-line.