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ERIC Number: EJ1144788
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1528-3518
Graduate Students' Knowledge Construction and Attitudes toward Online Synchronous Videoconferencing Collaborative Learning Environments
Akarasriworn, Chatchada; Ku, Heng-Yu
Quarterly Review of Distance Education, v14 n1 p35-48 2013
This study investigated 28 graduate students' knowledge construction and attitudes toward online synchronous videoconferencing collaborative learning environments. These students took an online course, self-selected 3 or 4 group members to form groups, and worked on projects across 16 weeks. Each group utilized Elluminate "Live!" for the synchronous small-group discussions. A quantitative research design was used to analyze 3 data sources including synchronous small-group discussions, a teamwork attitude survey, and a learning environment attitude survey. The findings revealed that online synchronous videoconferencing collaborative small-group discussions promoted students' knowledge construction. However, more messages were generated at Phase 1 (sharing and comparing of information) than other four phases in the interaction analysis model. Additionally, students generally had positive attitudes toward the online synchronous videoconferencing collaborative learning environment.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: DUE0832026