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ERIC Number: EJ1041571
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Oct
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 63
ISSN: ISSN-2211-1662
The Effects of Case Libraries in Supporting Collaborative Problem-Solving in an Online Learning Environment
Tawfik, Andrew A.; Sánchez, Lenny; Saparova, Dinara
Technology, Knowledge and Learning, v19 n3 p337-358 Oct 2014
Various domains require practitioners to encounter and resolve ill-structured problems using collaborative problem-solving. As such, problem-solving is an essential skill that educators must emphasize to prepare learners for practice. One potential way to support problem-solving is through further investigation of instructional design methods that employ case-based reasoning. These learning environments consist of narratives of practitioners as they reason through related ill-structured problems. However, very little research exists about how case libraries impact learning, especially collaborative learning. For this study, 22 participants enrolled in a teacher education program were randomly assigned to two groups as they resolved an ill-structured problem. The results demonstrated that both groups had similar patterns of discussion, but the case library condition collaborated at a higher rate for each of the categories of the content analysis.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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