Students’ Knowledge Construction in Computer-Supported Learning Environments: A Comparative Study in the Domain of Nutritional Research Methodology Education
Omid Noroozi, Harm Biemans, Martin Mulder, Education and Competence Studies, Social Sciences Group, Wageningen University, the Netherlands, Netherlands ; Mohammad Chizari, Department of Agricultural Extension and Education, College of Agriculture, Tarbiat Modares University, Iran,, Iran (Islamic Republic Of)
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in San Diego, CA, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-78-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA
This study was designed to investigate students’ knowledge construction in computer-supported learning environments within the domain of nutritional research methodology education. A 2x2 design study was conducted with four groups: CSCL/TB, CSCL/TD, BL/TB, and BL/TD. Students (N=84) were asked to both individually and in pairs design an evaluation study about the use of a nutritional assessment method with DREWLITE platform. Both the students’ contributions and its quality with regard to knowledge construction improved from first test to second test. The timing of presentation information (TB vs. TD) affected students’ knowledge construction, meaning that quality of students’ knowledge construction in TD condition was higher than TB condition. The quality of students’ knowledge construction improved significantly over time. Two different collaborative learning conditions (CSCL vs. BL) did not significantly affect the students’ knowledge construction.
Noroozi, O., Biemans, H., Mulder, M. & Chizari, M. (2010). Students’ Knowledge Construction in Computer-Supported Learning Environments: A Comparative Study in the Domain of Nutritional Research Methodology Education. In D. Gibson & B. Dodge (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2010--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 2506-2513). San Diego, CA, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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