ERIC Number: EJ814911
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 46
Seven Problems of Online Group Learning (and Their Solutions)
Roberts, Tim S.; McInnerney, Joanne M.
Educational Technology & Society, v10 n4 p257-268 2007
The benefits of online collaborative learning, sometimes referred to as CSCL (computer-supported collaborative learning) are compelling, but many instructors are loath to experiment with non-conventional methods of teaching and learning because of the perceived problems. This paper reviews the existing literature to present the seven most commonly reported such problems of online group learning, as identified by both researchers and practitioners, and offers practical solutions to each, in the hope that educators may be encouraged to "take the risk".
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Student Attitudes, Cooperative Learning, Problems, Teacher Attitudes, Educational Technology, Web Based Instruction, Computer Assisted Instruction, Electronic Learning, Instructional Design, Computer Mediated Communication, Discussion Groups, Group Activities, Educational Strategies, Teaching Methods, Educational Benefits, College Students, College Instruction
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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