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ERIC Number: EJ963204
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 35
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1436-4522
A Systematic Approach for Learner Group Composition Utilizing U-Learning Portfolio
Huang, Yueh-Min; Wu, Ting-Ting
Educational Technology & Society, v14 n3 p102-117 2011
A context-aware ubiquitous learning environment allows applications to acquire diverse learning behaviors of u-learners. These behaviors may usefully enhance learner characteristics analysis which can be utilized to distinguish group learners for further instruction strategy design. It needs a systematical method to analyze u-learner behaviors and utilize learner characteristics for group composition. This paper proposes an effective and systematic learner grouping scheme containing transformation processes from u-portfolios to the proposed Portfolio Grid, creating a learner similarity matrix, and group composition. This study also evaluates intra-group diversity of each resultant heterogeneous group and analyzes learning behavioral patterns acquired from the study experiment. The results indicate that the proposed learner grouping algorithms had positive effects on group composition and interaction between group members for follow-up ubiquitous collaborative learning. (Contains 12 figures and 10 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 4
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Taiwan