A Design and Development of Distance Learning Support Environment for Collaborative Problem Solving in Group Learners
International Conferences on Education Technologies (ICEduTech) and Sustainability, Technology and Education (STE),
The competency and curriculum for human resource development in knowledge based society are proposed in each country. We think the keywords are "collaborative problem solving" and "effective use of ICT". In particular, the competency to perform the collaborative problem solving and learning with others on the network is requested in next generation. We have developed a learning environment in which multiple learning supporters support the learning process asynchronously from the remote site and have been performing educational practice. The advantage of distance learning support is that they are able to get more time to consider the goal and method of learning support and the role of each learning support. However, it was hard to grasp the state of group learner's learning activity and knowledge understanding, when there were few utterances to the learning activity of the learner on the learning environment. Therefore, the purpose of this study is to propose a Goal Setting-based Collaborative Problem Solving Learning Model (GoLaPS model) , in which group learner performs the learning process of task-analysis and task-solving based on goal setting, and develop a tool to support the group learner in the model. In this paper, we explain the structure and the learning process of GoLaPS model and the function of the developed tool based on the model. [This research has been supported in part by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology in Japan under a Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (A) No.24240104 (2014), (C) No.25350286 (2014). For the full proceedings see ED557181]
Nitta, T., Takaoka, R., Ahama, S. & Shimokawa, M. (2014). A Design and Development of Distance Learning Support Environment for Collaborative Problem Solving in Group Learners. Presented at International Conferences on Education Technologies (ICEduTech) and Sustainability, Technology and Education (STE) 2014.