Is collaborative learning beneficial to organizations and academic institutions?

In a traditional e-learning setting, learners learn the content in a secluded, self-paced environment. Here, learners have little chance of meeting their fellow learners to share their learning experiences. On the other hand, collaborative learning encourages active learning where each learner has an opportunity to take an active part in learning activities. Tools such as Wikis, shared videos, message boards, etc. can make learning more engaging and appealing to learners. So, do you think that collaborative learning is more effective? If yes, what benefits can organizations and academic institutions get with this form of learning?

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