Non-Negotiated Views of Communication: A Case Study of a Project-Based Learning Classroom with Multiple Communication Technologies
Junghyun An, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Atlanta, GA, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-52-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA
This case study of a project-based, graduate course incorporating multiple communication technologies illuminates the importance of a community building in the technology-integrated classroom. By examining how the teacher and students perceived and used the media for class interaction, this study concludes that the availability of various communication media alone cannot bring productive social dynamics into a classroom. The teacher's cognitive constructivist framework and students' concerns about time and efficiency in learning shaped the pattern of their individualistic project-based learning, silent classroom meetings, and mandatory, task-oriented web conferencing. Their individualistic classroom culture did not change, as the class constituents lost opportunities to negotiate their distinct views of communication for learning.
An, J. (2004). Non-Negotiated Views of Communication: A Case Study of a Project-Based Learning Classroom with Multiple Communication Technologies. In R. Ferdig, C. Crawford, R. Carlsen, N. Davis, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2004--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 1084-1091). Atlanta, GA, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).