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Harnessing the Power of the Web
a Tutorial for Collaborative Project-Based Learning

The Internet has made the world smaller. Of particular significance is the ability for students, teachers and researchers to use the web as a tool for interaction, collaboration, distance education, cultural understanding and cooperative research -- with peers around the globe. Whether you're just starting out, or ready for advanced levels -- this tutorial will help you to implement collaborative, project-based learning on the Internet.

  Section A:
Introduction to NetPBL:
Online Project-Based Learning

What is NetPBL, who is doing it and why it's important (the pedagogy, examples, and resources).
  Section B:
Finding Projects, Partners & Collaborative Tools

How to find and join exemplary online projects. Where to find partners and how to choose the right tools.
Section C:
Making Online Projects

How to define, design and deliver your own online projects, plus classic quickstart projects.
  Section D:
Library of References,
Readings and Resources

A collection of articles, development guides, international resources and organizations.
Section E:
Friendship Through Education

Opportunities that facilitate international youth interactions to increase understanding and build a culture of peace.

StarIncludes special resource section to foster exchanges between US students and students in predominately Muslim countries.

Table of Contents
Everything you will find on this tutorial.

Credits & Acknowledgments
The folks who helped research and produce this tutorial.


Workshop Slides and Handouts
Slides and handouts from recent workshops and conference presentations.

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