Bernie Dodge

Blogs, Wikis and Collaborative Learning

Learn how to use free web-based tools as vehicles for knowledge construction and cooperative learning. Topics and possibilities include simulated historical chronicles, multi-authored reference works, creative writing, branching stories, and role plays for conflict resolution.  
Meets 2/10 & 2/24     Schedule # 10861.



This course is designed to be practical, current, interesting, empowering and thought-provoking. It is built around active learning and collaborative thinking. When we're done, you'll have created a design for a collaborative learning environment on a topic of your choice.


This course is targeted at teachers at the K-12 and college levels as well as others involved in the training of adults.

Learning Outcomes

In this course you will learn to

  • choose tools and platforms appropriate for a given learning task
  • create an overall design of a learning environment that is both lean and coherent
  • create a detailed plan for implementing a collaborative lesson


A growing list of course-related links is available and will be maintained after the course is over.


Course Outline

Session 1: February 10, 2007


  • Finalize your part of the Handbook
  • Make improvements to the contributions of others
  • Read resources on collaborative learning
  • Complete your iToo document
  • Meet to discuss it in Breeze on Sunday, Feb 18, 7pm. Archived here.

Session 2: February 24, 2007