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Du, Jianxia – Educational Psychology, 2016
Management of the study environment is crucial to the learning process, and this management in an online class setting is even more challenging. This study investigates models of environmental structuring in online groupwork in China, as reported by 307 graduate students in 80 groups. At the group level, environment management was positively…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Correlation, Feedback (Response), Cooperative Learning
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Du, Jianxia; Xu, Jianzhong; Fan, Xitao – Research Papers in Education, 2015
The present study examines empirical models of students' management of the learning environment in the context of online collaborative groupwork. Such environment management is an important component of students' overall self-regulated learning strategy for effective learning. Student- and group-level predictors for study environment management in…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Cooperative Learning, Metacognition, Learning Strategies
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Du, Jianxia; Xu, Jianzhong; Fan, Xitao – Technology, Pedagogy and Education, 2015
This study examined predictive models for students' help seeking in the context of online collaborative groupwork. Results from multilevel analysis revealed that most of the variance in help seeking was at the individual student level, and multiple variables at the individual level were predictive of help-seeking behaviour. Help seeking was…
Descriptors: Help Seeking, Cooperative Learning, Electronic Learning, Group Activities
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Du, Jianxia; Xu, Jianzhong; Fan, Xitao – Journal of Educational Computing Research, 2013
The purpose of the present study is to examine the personal and contextual factors that may affect students' online groupwork interest. Using the data obtained from graduate students in an online course, both student- and group-level predictors for online groupwork interest were analyzed within the framework of hierarchical linear modeling…
Descriptors: Group Activities, Student Interests, Online Courses, Graduate Students
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Xu, Jianzhong; Du, Jianxia – Teachers College Record, 2013
Background: Online learning is becoming a global phenomenon and has a steadily growing influence on how learning is delivered at universities worldwide. Motivation of students, however, has become one of the most serious problems in one important aspect of online learning--online collaborative groupwork or online group homework. It is surprising…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Online Courses, Electronic Learning, Homework
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Du, Jianxia; Durrington, Vance A. – International Journal of Information and Communication Technology Education, 2013
This paper illustrates a model for Online Group Collaborative Learning. The authors based the foundation of the Online Collaborative Design Model upon Piaget's concepts of assimilation and accommodation, and Vygotsky's theory of social interaction. The four components of online collaborative learning include: individual processes, the task(s)…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Group Activities, Cooperative Learning, Student Attitudes
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Du, Jianxia; Yu, Chien; Olinzock, Anthony A. – Delta Pi Epsilon Journal, 2011
Objective: The purpose of study was to investigate the impact of question prompts designed to guide students' focus on context-related issues as they solve problems in a web-based environment. Background: Online discussions integrated with collaborative learning were used to examine student interactions and behaviors in an online discussion.…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Questioning Techniques, Cues, Discussion (Teaching Technique)
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Du, Jianxia; Xu, Jianzhong – Quarterly Review of Distance Education, 2010
This study examined online group discussion from students' perspectives to determine what characteristics students identify as meaningful to their online learning. Participants were 142 graduate students in the Southeast. The multiple regression results revealed that quality of online discussion was positively associated with communication media,…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Graduate Students, Discussion Groups, Computer Mediated Communication