Synchronous Team Interaction in Computer-Supported Cooperative Learning
Cheng-Chang Pan, Michael Sullivan, Rene Corbeil, University of Texas at Brownsville, United States ; Richard Cornell, University of Central Florida, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in San Antonio, Texas, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-61-7 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
Prior research in team interaction within the realm of computer supported cooperative learning has been commonly conducted in an asynchronous learning environment. Few studies were centered on text-based team interaction, fewer on audio-based synchronous team interaction. This brief paper is intended to explore what issues our distance education students as they interacted within their team and what challenges they may have encountered in a team's process and progress. Results of content analysis suggested that four dominant themes emerged: taskwork, teamwork, technology, and sociability. Further recommendations for practitioners and researchers will be addressed.
Pan, C.C., Sullivan, M., Corbeil, R. & Cornell, R. (2007). Synchronous Team Interaction in Computer-Supported Cooperative Learning. In R. Carlsen, K. McFerrin, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2007--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 2425-2428). San Antonio, Texas, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).