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ERIC Number: EJ1180592
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Jul
Pages: 28
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0735-6331
Exploration of Factors in the Early Collaboration Phase Affecting Virtual Groups' Overall Collaborative Learning Experiences
Liu, Ying-Hsiu; Kwon, Kyungbin; Johnson, LaShaune P.
Journal of Educational Computing Research, v56 n4 p485-512 Jul 2018
Collaboration skills have become a critical competency for health care providers. This study aims to understand how individual student characteristics and group process in the early phase of group development are associated with students' perception of their overall collaborative learning experience. The study was conducted in two consecutive semesters with a total of 86 health sciences undergraduate students participating. The results show that quality communication in the beginning phase of group development and health-care work experiences are two major factors associated with students' perception of overall collaborative learning. The findings confirm the importance of the initial phase of collaboration. Faculty should deliberately design collaborative learning experiences that offer orientation in enhancing the interactions among group members and allow quality communication to proliferate.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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