ERIC Number: EJ889331
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
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Reference Count: 26
Student Perceptions of Social Task Development in Online Group Project Work
Morgan, Kari; Cameron, Bruce A.; Williams, Karen C.
Quarterly Review of Distance Education, v10 n3 p285-294 2009
This article explores student perceptions of social task development in an online group project and poses recommendations for implementation of group projects. Qualitative methods were used to analyze student perceptions of social task development in online group project. Respect, "being nice," follow the rules/follow the leader, communication, and defined roles and expectations emerged as ways in which social tasks were carried out in an online group setting. Specific desired characteristics of group members were also identified. Instructors in online classes can build on this awareness by providing guidelines and tasks to support behaviors that enhance social task development.
Descriptors: Distance Education, Learning Processes, Group Dynamics, Group Behavior, Norms, Group Activities, Student Attitudes, Perception, Online Courses, Synchronous Communication, Prosocial Behavior, Cues, Educational Environment, Electronic Learning, Asynchronous Communication, Constructivism (Learning), Student Reaction
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