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ERIC Number: EJ908628
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Apr
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0360-1315
The Relative Effects of Positive Interdependence and Group Processing on Student Achievement and Attitude in Online Cooperative Learning
Nam, Chang Woo; Zellner, Ronald D.
Computers & Education, v56 n3 p680-688 Apr 2011
This study investigated the effects of positive interdependence and group processing on student achievement and attitude in online learning. Students in three university courses received initial instruction about teamwork skills and cooperative learning and were randomly assigned to one of three treatment groups in each course. The "positive interdependence" and the "group processing" groups received subsequent associated skills training. The "no structure" control group received no additional training. Following the treatment, the "positive interdependence" groups had significantly higher achievement than the "group processing" or the "no structure" groups. There was no significant difference among any of the three groups on student attitude. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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