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An investigation of collaborative problem solving using different communications modes in Distance Education
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, University of Alberta, Canada ; , athabasca university, Canada

EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Denver, Colorado, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-45-7 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC

Abstract

This paper reports results of a mixed method, multiple case study of collaborative problem solving by distance education students. Four groups of students were assigned to solve a multifaceted task and write a comprehensive solution report using the following net-based technologies: synchronous audiographics, synchronous text chat, asynchronous voice conferencing and asynchronous text conferencing. Time on task logs and reflections on group process as well as final assignment marks are compared among the four groups.

Citation

Rourke, L. & Anderson, T. (2002). An investigation of collaborative problem solving using different communications modes in Distance Education. In P. Barker & S. Rebelsky (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2002--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 48-50). Denver, Colorado, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved November 21, 2019 from .

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