An Exploratory Study on the Interaction Pattern and Shared Mental Model in a Web-based Collaborative Learning
Ye Jin Kim, Heejoon Kim, Hyo Sun Park, Kyu Yon Lim, Ewha Womans University, Korea, Korea (South)
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada ISBN 978-1-939797-16-2 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
The purpose of this study is to identify the role of shared mental model (SMM) in a web-based collaborative learning, and suggest implications by exploring the relationships between SMM and the pattern of interaction. SMM is a representation of shared knowledge within a team and it is influenced by interaction. In this study, interaction is analyzed using the index of density and centralization of teams from the perspective of the social network analysis. Specifically, this study investigated whether the level of density and centralization show different patterns between the teams with high level of SMM and low level of SMM. Academic achievement and learners’ satisfaction was also investigated in terms of the level of SMM. The results show that teams with high level of SMM had more interaction and there were a few members acting as a leader, reporting higher level of centralization. Also, both achievement scores and satisfaction level were higher in teams with high level of SMM.
Kim, Y.J., Kim, H., Park, H.S. & Lim, K.Y. (2015). An Exploratory Study on the Interaction Pattern and Shared Mental Model in a Web-based Collaborative Learning. In S. Carliner, C. Fulford & N. Ostashewski (Eds.), Proceedings of EdMedia 2015--World Conference on Educational Media and Technology (pp. 779-785). Montreal, Quebec, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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