A short paper
describes experience from remote collaboration of three secondary
schools from three Europian countries participating in Europe
At School 2001 competition. Teams from Spain, Romania and Croatia,
were joined for 6 months into Project Group to learn more, explore
and publish conclusions about Ecology theme "White Stork
in Europe". One of the main requests in this competition
is to cooperate, communicate and publish online, e.g. via Internet.
Joining of school teams together and remote collaboration were
realized in virtual classroom named "White Stork Online Archive"
located at Internet server of School "M.A.Reljkovic",
Slavonski Brod. Online workspace platform, developed by SB OnLine
Web Team, help us in communication and learning about theme, building
online database with reference papers, documents, links, multimedia
clips and easy publishing of student's works. One important acheivement
in our project was publishing articles in EkoMAR e-zine on weekly
and daily basis using automated e-zine Composer tools located
at server. Authors of zine articles were students of virtual classroom
spread in three countries and their Team Leaders were Editors.
about online workspace usage are:
- easy communication and relaxed time schedule
- student can participate in learning resources creation
- automated system limits personal creativity but enables focusing
to content and task