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ERIC Number: ED533785
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jul
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 23
ISSN: ISSN-1694-609X
Cooperative Learning in Distance Learning: A Mixed Methods Study
Kupczynski, Lori; Mundy, Marie Anne; Goswami, Jaya; Meling, Vanessa
Online Submission, International Journal of Instruction v5 n2 p81-90 Jul 2012
Distance learning has facilitated innovative means to include Cooperative Learning (CL) in virtual settings. This study, conducted at a Hispanic-Serving Institution, compared the effectiveness of online CL strategies in discussion forums with traditional online forums. Quantitative and qualitative data were collected from 56 graduate student participants. Quantitative results revealed no significant difference on student success between CL and Traditional formats. The qualitative data revealed that students in the cooperative learning groups found more learning benefits than the Traditional group. The study will benefit instructors and students in distance learning to improve teaching and learning practices in a virtual classroom. (Contains 3 tables.)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A