ERIC Number: ED479573
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Oct
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Development of an Internet Collaborative Learning Behavior Scale--Preliminary Results.
Hsu, Ti; Wang, Hsiu Fei
It is well known that math phobia is a common problem among young school children. It becomes a challenge to educational practitioners and academic researchers to figure out ways to overcome the problem. Collaborative team learning has been proposed as one of the alternatives. This study was part of a large and ongoing research project designed to help students learn math in a collaborative fashion using a Web-based intelligent system in a virtual reality environment and then to study their learning behaviors. The purpose of this part was to develop an instrument to measure the learning behavior of Taiwan's eighth graders in their learning of the "Pythagorean Theorem." A principal component analysis with the Oblimin procedure was utilized to analyze the 44-item Internet collaborative learning behavior scale (ICLBS). The preliminary results revealed that a model with five-factors deriving from 39 items was the best model. (Contains 26 references.) (Author)
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Elementary Secondary Education, Learning Strategies, Learning Theories, Mathematics Achievement, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Skills, Problem Solving, Student Evaluation, Teamwork
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Note: In: E-Learn 2002 World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, & Higher Education. Proceedings (7th, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, October 15-19, 2002); see IR 022 093.