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ERIC Number: EJ821466
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jul
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
ISSN: ISSN-1475-939X
How Not to Integrate Computers with Group Projects: An Example from the Field
Raven, John
Technology, Pedagogy and Education, v14 n2 p255-268 Jul 2005
Designing and implementing pedagogies that support collaborative groupwork experiences and which also incorporate the use of information and communications technology is a commonplace, yet complex, task. This article describes a case study that uncovered problems with such an approach that employed interdisciplinary group projects in an undergraduate business program. Described is how the use of computers, in this context, constrained the participants' joint activity and therefore did not foster the elaboration of knowledge and critical thinking hoped for within the ideals of an integrated approach. The participants, instead, specialized with some students working hard to piece together a report whilst others loafed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Zealand