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The Effects of Gender Grouping in Online Collaborative Groups
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, , George Mason University, United States

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Orlando, Florida, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-58-7 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

Online discussion boards provide students with a forum and framework within which they can interact and collaborate with other students and instructors. Meaningful dialogue in discussion boards depends on strong working relationships between group members. Attention should be paid, therefore, to the composition of collaborative groups online. The authors examined the effects of grouping based on gender in collaborative discussion groups during a 10-week, Web-Based Learning course. Specifically, this study focused on how gender grouping impacted the quality of products produced, the patterns of communication seen in the group online discussions, and the attitudes and beliefs of the students related to online learning.

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Warrick, W. & Hathaway, D. (2006). The Effects of Gender Grouping in Online Collaborative Groups. In C. Crawford, R. Carlsen, K. McFerrin, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2006--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 584-591). Orlando, Florida, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved October 19, 2019 from .

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