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Exploring the Relationship Between Mediating Tools and Student Perception of Interdependence in a CSCL Environment
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, National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan ; , University of Missouri-Columbia, United States

Journal of Interactive Learning Research Volume 17, Number 4, ISSN 1093-023X Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC

Abstract

This study investigated how different tools differentially mediate the way groups interact and how the differential tool use and interactivity influence interdependence in online collaborative activity. Activity Theory is used as a framework to examine and explain computer-mediated interactions among students during group work. The findings reveal that the characteristics of tools are associated with differential communication and interaction patterns, which in turn are associated with students' perceptions of sharing the work, being socially interdependent, and the intellectual nature of the co-construction of work.

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Lin, Y.M. & Laffey, J. (2006). Exploring the Relationship Between Mediating Tools and Student Perception of Interdependence in a CSCL Environment. Journal of Interactive Learning Research, 17(4), 385-400. Waynesville, NC: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved August 23, 2019 from .

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