Teamwork Vs. Individual Student Project in Online Course
Pannee Suanpang, Suan Dusit Rajabhat University, Thailand
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Lugano, Switzerland ISBN 978-1-880094-53-2 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
This paper explores the learning experiences and reflections of a group of 108 second-year students working individually and in teams in an online Business Statistics course. The qualitative measures used include student reports, diaries, and in-depth interviews. The results show that the majority of online students appreciate working on the individual projects, especially as these are their first experience of individual work. However, they are also pleased with group work, particularly as this gives them an opportunity to share ideas and take away any feelings of isolation. They are able to encourage and motivate each other, and develop harmony and strong collaboration with their colleagues. Students use the online course to support and assist their individual and group work by searching for information and developing the contents of the report. They use both and synchronous communications in the online course for brainstorming and discussing group projects.
Suanpang, P. (2004). Teamwork Vs. Individual Student Project in Online Course. In L. Cantoni & C. McLoughlin (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2004--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 2765-2772). Lugano, Switzerland: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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