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ERIC Number: ED354869
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Jan
Pages: 9
Abstractor: N/A
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Teaching Collaborative Problem Solving Using Computer-Mediated Communications.
Scott, Donna M.; And Others
This research study used a system of microcomputers interconnected with electronic meeting system software as a possible means of overcoming the grading and participation disparity problems associated with group work sessions conducted in face-to-face meetings. The purpose of the study of 20 undergraduate business students at the University of Northern Colorado was to determine the effect of computer-mediated communications on the productivity and the participation pattern of groups involved in collaborative problem-solving activities. As originally hypothesized, the results showed that students were more productive in accomplishing task objectives and participated more uniformly when working together using computer-mediated communications. It is noted that computer-mediated communications can function effectively as an alternative means of teaching collaborative problem solving, particularly when the instructor would like to be able to grade individual students' contributions. Several tables summarize the data. (Contains 5 references.) (ALF)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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