ERIC Number: ED473393
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
Online Courses and Collaborative Learning: Underlying Philosophies and Practices.
Roberts, Tim S.; Romm, Celia T.; Jones, David
The purpose of this paper is to draw a distinction between the use of group work and subgroup work in the delivery of online courses, and along the way to pose the question "What should be the objective of the instructor?" To do this, four different models of online course delivery used in the teaching of information technology (IT) and information systems (IS) courses are described. Each model is distinguished from the others by the varying levels of group work (low to high) and subgroup work (low to high) used as an essential component of the learning process, and the advantages and disadvantages of each model are discussed. The paper concludes by suggesting that the objective of the instructor may play a hidden but substantive role in the selection of the model to be used. Includes one figure: level of group work/level of sub-group work. (Contains 17 references.) (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: In: Proceedings of the International Academy for Information Management Annual Conference (15th, Brisbane, Australia, December 6-10, 2000); see IR 058 611.