Colloquia is a software system that supports group
working and group learning. It allows any user to set up a working
or learning group around a particular topic (a context), add
people to it, add resources (web pages, documents etc) to it, set
up group tasks, and then engage in group and personal "conversations"
about the topic.
- is a peer-to-peer learning management and
- supports and encourages self-organising
- provides asynchronous group and personal
- allows personal information to be shared
- allows learning and other online resources
to be referenced and accessed
- has an inbuilt web browser
- runs on all Java enabled platforms
To support this way of working, users can continually
build a library of resources they can use in diferent contexts,
and have access to detailed information about the people they are
working with. These are "dragged and dropped" into new contexts.
Contexts can have sub-contexts, which can be
set up by any participating member, containing sub-groups of members,
additional resources and new tasks. Contexts and sub-contexts are
only seen by their members.
Unlike most other groupware systems, you can
do almost all of your work offline, making it ideally suited for
those working at a distance and who have difficulty maintaining
a permanent internet connection (either because of cost or for technical
reasons). No server software is needed - all that is required is
an email account for each user, plus our software. Perfect for the
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Colloquia was formerly known
as Learning Landscapes