Recognizing that many students learn best when working together on structured, self-directed projects, European researchers have created software that links student blogs and other social software tools into a virtual collaborative learning environment, reports Science Daily. The researchers of iCAMP (intercultural learning campus), a three-year project funded by the European Union, wanted to create software tools that would let university students and teachers work together on structured, self-directed learning projects no matter where they were or what kind of social-networking systems they were using. They believe the tools and learning approaches that iCAMP has pioneered have the potential to transform...

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