The Learning Sciences Research Institute is engaged in the organization of a webinar series with presentations from experts in the field of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning about good practices of learning together online. The series consists of 13 weekly presentations and subsequent Q & A with experts in the field. We are inviting you to participate in the free webinar series relevant to everyone who is teaching online:

Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning in a Time of Crisis

A weekly webinar series about good practices of learning together online

On Wednesdays, January 13th – April 7th 2021 – 3:00 – 4:00 pm (GMT, London UK)

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed school and higher education on a global scale with the rise of online teaching and learning. The Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL) community of the International Society of the Learning Sciences (ISLS) together with the Network of Academic Programs in the Learning Sciences (NAPLeS) is offering a live webinar series with presentations as well as Q & A about effective practices, approaches, and tools for fostering a sense of co-presence and community in online teaching and learning. Live streaming of the webinar and participation in the Q&A session is free of charge for you – a service supported by the CSCL community of ISLS and NAPLeS. This webinar series is particularly interesting for practitioners teaching in schools and higher education who want to engage with experts on research and practice in computer-supported collaborative learning.

The first webinar will be presented by Tom Moher from the Learning Sciences Research Institute at the University of Chicago, Illinois.

Title: Emplaced inquiry for displaced learners

The approach he will present targets classroom communities in which some or all students have been “displaced” from the physical classroom, or in which movement within the classroom is limited by social distancing constraints. He will focus in particular on supporting activities in which a student’s location in the classroom conditions their affordances for participation in collective inquiry and community knowledge construction.

You can stream the webinar and participate in the subsequent Q & A session here on Wednesday, January 13th 2021, 3:00 – 4:00 pm (GMT, London, UK):

More information about the whole series, upcoming webinars and additional resources can be found here: