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ERIC Number: EJ898659
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Oct
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
ISSN: ISSN-1475-939X
Collaborative Digital Learning in Schools: Teacher Perceptions of Purpose and Effectiveness
Austin, Roger; Smyth, Jane; Rickard, Angela; Quirk-Bolt, Nigel; Metcalfe, Nigel
Technology, Pedagogy and Education, v19 n3 p327-343 Oct 2010
Research on the place of digital collaborative learning in schools has established its extensive use for the provision of online courses (Stevens, 2007), for learning within schools (Orech, 2009) and as a means of promoting inter-cultural education (Austin, 2006). Given that teachers' understanding and practice in collaborative learning is critical, the authors examine in this article teachers' perception of collaboration and collaborative learning in terms of a model for understanding different levels of engagement with digital collaboration. They also seek to explore the reasons for teachers' perceptions and how this may impact on their participation in online collaborative learning projects. (Contains 2 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Ireland; United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)