Group-based Interaction and Learning in a Computer-Mediated Environment
Chiung-Hui Chiu, Chiao-Hua Chuang, Hsieh-Fen Hsiao, Hsiao-Yun Yang, Graduate Institute of Computer Science and Information Education, National University of Tainan, Taiwan
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Phoenix, AZ, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-55-6 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
This article reports the findings of a study investigating patterns arising among elementary school students collaborating mediated by computer (CMC). The findings would provide teachers valuable implications for how to select adaptive intervening strategies in conducting a CMC activity. Two hundred and ninety-one students, ranging in age from eleven to twelve years old, participated in this study. The students were randomly arranged within-class into three-member groups. Each group used a collaborative computer system to accomplish a group assignment. All of the students' textual discussions were recorded and analyzed. Four patterns were identified, including "silent and passive", "frequently off-task", "actively participating" and "knowledge constructing".
Chiu, C.H., Chuang, C.H., Hsiao, H.F. & Yang, H.Y. (2005). Group-based Interaction and Learning in a Computer-Mediated Environment. In C. Crawford, R. Carlsen, I. Gibson, K. McFerrin, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2005--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 2183-2187). Phoenix, AZ, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).