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ERIC Number: ED503163
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Sep
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 10
Combining Collaborative Learning with Learning Management Systems in Teaching Programming Language
Cavus, Nadire; Uzunboylu, Huseyin; Ibrahim, Dogan
Online Submission, Paper presented at the 2nd International Open and Distance Learning (IODL) Symposium, Anadolu University (Sep 23-25, 2006, Eskisehir, Turkey)
The development of collaborative studies in learning has led to a renewed interest in the field of web-based education. In this experimental study, a highly interactive and collaborative teaching environment was created using Moodle, a learning management system with two types of Collaborative Tools (CTs): Standard CT and Advanced CT to create a virtual learning environment to teach programming languages, Java. 36 subjects were attending to this study. The experimental study was carried out between 2 different groups. Each group has 18 subjects who were randomly selected. Group1 used advanced and group2 used standard collaborative learning tool. The aim of this study was to find out the student opinions when using an advanced collaborative tool and a standard collaborative tool. The system developed has enabled students to follow the lessons in their own places of study, using their own computers. Data was collected at the end of the experimental study by Student Opinions in Relation to the Used Collaborative Tool and The Online Learning Opinion Scale instruments. The results show that the subjects using the standard and the advanced collaborative tool are interested and willing to try to use a collaborative tool. (Contains 4 tables.)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Cyprus