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ERIC Number: ED444589
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Pages: 8
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Drivers for Successful Student Learning through Collaborative Interactivity in Internet Based Courses.
Geer, Ruth
Interaction and collaboration have been identified as desirable components of an effective learning environment; however, it is not clear from research how they improve the quality of learning in a distance education setting. While studies have addressed the types of technologies that impact on collaborative interactivity, little has been written about other drivers and their influence on ensuring successful student learning. The following drivers of collaborative interactivity are described: assessment; student characteristics; technology confidence and prior knowledge; role of the instructor; and interpersonal knowledge. A tentative model for conceptualizing these drivers is proposed. The model in the shape of a pyramid describes a progression of improved learning outcomes made possible by technology-mediated interaction. This paper examines whether such a model can support an investigation on effective collaborative interactivity resulting in successful student learning. A research program at the University of South Australia that will examine the impact of these drivers on various levels of interaction under the pyramid model is described. (Contains 34 references.) (MES)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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