Software for creating collaborative multimedia utilising appropriate pedagogical patterns
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9 December 2008
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WEG's Beehive is an application that allows teachers and instructional designers to create multimedia collaborative learning activities using educational best practices described by educational design patterns
With Beehive, an instructor can create a synchronous collaboration space on the fly, that is optimized for a particular type of online learning activity (ie. group discussion, brainstorming session, debate, etc.) The tools and scaffolding that come together in this specialized space are based on the research-based educational design patterns available for that type of activity. An instructor can go further with advanced options and customize the space for their particular needs, or create their own activity type from scratch. They have a wide array of multimedia tools at their disposal, from video, audio, and text chat to stopwatch, slideshow and notetaking tools. They can also define a collaboration script, which describes how students will collaborate over time within a multiple-activity session.