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ERIC Number: EJ1131067
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1792-8788
Users' Attitudes towards Web 2.0 Communication Tools in Collaborative Settings: A Case Study with Early Childhood Education Students
Bratitsis, Tharrenos
Themes in Science and Technology Education, v5 n1-2 p61-79 2012
This paper examines the utilization of Computer Mediated Communication tools within collaborative learning activities. By examining the participants' attitudes and behavior, issues related to performance improvement are being discussed. Through a comparative study using a Blog, a Wiki and a Discussion Forum, students' perception of collaboration aspects and the tools' effect are examined. Furthermore, common misconceptions are discussed, along with the difficulties the students face and the ways they invent in order to overcome them. The paper concludes in raising issues to be considered when designing similar collaborative activities, involving novice computer users with mediocre developed information literacy.
Themes in Science and Technology Education. The Educational Approaches to Virtual Reality Technologies Laboratory, University of Ioannina, Ioannina, GR 45110, Greece. Tel: +30-2651005697; Fax: +30-2651005854; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Macedonia
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