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ERIC Number: EJ897515
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Nov
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0742-051X
Integrating Collaborative PBL with Blended Learning to Explore Preservice Teachers' Development of Online Learning Communities
Yeh, Yu-chu
Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, v26 n8 p1630-1640 Nov 2010
This study integrated collaborative problem-based learning (collaborative PBL) with blended learning to explore the emerging process and function of online learning communities among preservice teachers. Thirty-two preservice teachers participated in a 16-week instruction program. Analyses of online group discussions and portfolios found that (a) the integrated approach facilitated the preservice teachers' formation of online learning communities; (b) the preservice teachers' online learning communities emerged via four stages: motivation and acquaintance, socialization and belongingness, information exchange and consensus, and tacit understanding and development; and (c) six factors influenced the development of the preservice teachers' online learning communities. (Contains 3 figures and 3 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