ERIC Number: ED427750
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Nov
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Problem Solving in the Virtual Classroom: A Study of Student Perceptions Related to Collaborative Learning Techniques.
Yaverbaum, Gayle J.; Ocker, Rosalie J.
Collaborative learning is receiving increased attention within educational environments. With increasing use of technology to support collaborative techniques it is critical that existing research in this area is expanded. This study was initiated to examine and explore the perceptions of students relative to experiences within two types of problem solving teams--one with a technology supported collaborative environment and the other without such support. Rankings related to prior attitudes about collaborative work-related issues and post-perceptions related to quality of discussions, satisfaction with the group process, and satisfaction with outcome were collected using a survey instrument containing Likert-scale statements. The data was analyzed using correlations between prior attitudes and the post-perceptions. Results indicate that significant differences exist that relate to the process by which problems are solved. The evidence reveals that the difference in treatments is the overriding reason for the perceptions reported. Contains 20 references. (Author/AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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