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ERIC Number: EJ829734
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jan
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 22
ISSN: ISSN-0892-3647
Group Projects: Student Perceptions of the Relationship between Social Tasks and a Sense of Community in Online Group Work
Cameron, Bruce A.; Morgan, Kari; Williams, Karen C.; Kostelecky, Kyle L.
American Journal of Distance Education, v23 n1 p20-33 Jan 2009
This study explored the relationship between specific social tasks and student perceptions of a sense of community during online group work. A survey instrument was developed, piloted, and deployed to 125 students in six different online classes. Results revealed few significant relationships between each of the five social tasks examined and student perceptions of a sense of community during online group work; however, students reported that some social tasks were important. Students seemed to focus more on completing a task for a grade than seeing group projects as part of developing community to enhance learning. This might reflect a lack of understanding by the students of the importance of social tasks to successful group project completion. (Contains 6 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A