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ERIC Number: EJ1142387
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2289-2990
Students' Views about the Problem Based Collaborative Learning Environment Supported by Dynamic Web Technologies
Ünal, Erhan; Çakir, Hasan
Malaysian Online Journal of Educational Technology, v5 n2 p1-19 2017
The purpose of this study was to design a problem based collaborative learning environment supported by dynamic web technologies and to examine students' views about this learning environment. The study was designed as a qualitative research. Some 36 students who took an Object Oriented Programming I-II course at the department of computer programming in a public university participated in the study. The Object Oriented Programming I-II course was designed by incorporating different dynamic web technologies (Edmodo, Google Services, and Mind42) and the collaborative problem solving method by Nelson (1999). For the implementation process, students worked on real problem scenarios and ultimately produced software. During this process students worked in a learning environment supported by dynamic web technologies in order to solve the problems. To determine students' views on this learning environment a semi-structured interview form was prepared; this consisted of questions on the learning environment supported by dynamic web technologies where collaborative problem solving methods were implemented. At the end of the course, focus group interviews were conducted with collaborative learning groups. The interview data were analyzed through content analysis. The results showed that 4 themes emerged, namely: positive aspects of the learning environment, difficulties faced in the learning environment, advantages of the learning environment, and skills gained as a result of the project. The results suggest that problem based collaborative learning methods and dynamic web technologies can be used in the community college learning environment.
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey
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