ERIC Number: ED477034
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Jun
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The Realization of Interaction in Cognitive Science Network Studies.
Johansson, Tuovi; Ruokamo, Heli
This paper deals with the research of the realization interaction in the Finnish Virtual University's network-based studies of cognitive science in the autumn 2001. This research examines the independent study of cognitive science which occurs through a network and the face-to-face study that takes place in cooperation in a group and the study that occurs in WebCT groups. The research seeks answers to the kind of interaction that promotes network-based studies and what causes a lack of interaction. The data was collected by questionnaires and observation. The results indicated that students considered interaction with the teacher and other students to be more binding than self-directed study. The expectations and biases of students did not always correspond to the objectives of studies and thus have prevented functional interaction in a network. (Author)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Mediated Communication, Computer Networks, Cooperative Education, Cooperative Learning, Distance Education, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Interaction, Interaction Process Analysis, Student Reaction, Teacher Student Relationship, Virtual Classrooms, Virtual Universities
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Finland