Online collaborative active learning in psychology

Adriana Ortega, Raymond Jambaya

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Online collaborative active learning has the potential for empowering students to work in teams and enhance their development of collaborative working skills. These are essential skills to foster and develop in the current digital era, where an increased reliance on remote workforce and virtual teams is changing the nature and context of work and the working life landscape. Therefore, learning to work collaboratively needs to be a key learning outcome in undergraduate courses. This chapter presents three online collaborative active learning (CAL) strategies used in large classrooms. It outlines the importance of scaffolding in facilitating familiarity and the steppingstones to online collaborative active learning. Scaffolding enabled the understanding and appreciation of the alignment of CAL with the course learning outcomes, facilitated students’ understanding of the lessons and empowered them to achieve the lessons learning outcomes.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCollaborative Active Learning
Subtitle of host publicationPractical Activity-Based Approaches to Learning, Assessment and Feedback
EditorsChan Chang-Tik, Gillian Kidman, Meng Yew Tee
Place of PublicationSingapore Singapore
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages24
ISBN (Electronic)9789811943836
ISBN (Print)9789811943829
Publication statusPublished - 2022


  • Appreciative Inquiry
  • Online collaborative learning
  • Peer-learning
  • Problem-based case study
  • Scaffolding

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