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Rezaei, Ali R. – Journal of Education and Learning, 2018
The goal of this research study was to find what makes groupwork to be successful. We asked faculty why they give groupwork assignments to their students and what their opinions about the best practices in creating effective groupwork environment for their students are. It was also intended to compare instructors' opinions with research findings…
Descriptors: Group Activities, Teamwork, Group Discussion, Teacher Attitudes
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Cooley, Sam J.; Burns, Victoria E.; Cumming, Jennifer – Journal of Experiential Education, 2016
This study investigates the initial development of groupwork skills through outdoor adventure education (OAE) and the factors that predict the extent of this development, using the first two levels of Kirkpatrick's model of training evaluation. University students (N = 238) completed questionnaires measuring their initial reactions to OAE (Level 1…
Descriptors: Group Activities, Cooperative Learning, Adventure Education, Outdoor Education
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Xu, Jianzhong; Du, Jianxia; Fan, Xitao – Educational Technology & Society, 2015
The present study investigates empirical models of groupwork management in online collaborative learning environments, based on the data from 298 students (86 groups) in United States. Data revealed that, at the group level, groupwork management was positively associated with feedback and help seeking. Data further revealed that, at the individual…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Online Courses, Electronic Learning, Teamwork
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Cooley, Sam J.; Burns, Victoria E.; Cumming, Jennifer – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education and Educational Planning, 2015
Groupwork is an increasingly popular method of learning in higher education and the ability to work effectively with others is important for academic success and employability. This systematic review investigated the use of outdoor adventure education (OAE) in facilitating the development of transferable groupwork skills in higher education. The…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Adventure Education, Groups, Cooperative Learning
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Cumming, Jennifer; Woodcock, Charlotte; Cooley, Sam J.; Holland, Mark J. G.; Burns, Victoria E. – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2015
The aim of the present study was to develop and provide psychometric evidence in support of the groupwork skills questionnaire (GSQ) for measuring task and interpersonal groupwork skills. A 46-item version of the GSQ was initially completed by 672 university students. The number of items was reduced to 15 following exploratory factor analyses, and…
Descriptors: Questionnaires, Test Construction, Test Validity, Skills
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Du, Jianixia; Fan, Xitao; Xu, Jianzhong – Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, 2016
The goal of the present investigation is to examine students' interest in online groupwork and the related factors in the social and cultural context of China. Using data from undergraduates from online study groups, we examined both individual- and group-level predictors for online groupwork interest. The findings indicated that online groupwork…
Descriptors: Group Activities, Online Courses, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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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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Mellingsaeter, Magnus Strøm; Bungum, Berit – European Journal of Engineering Education, 2015
This paper presents a case study of how the interactive whiteboard (IWB) may facilitate collective meaning-making processes in group work in engineering education. In the case, first-year students attended group-work sessions as an organised part of a basic physics course at a Norwegian university college. Each student group was equipped with an…
Descriptors: Physics, Cooperative Learning, Educational Technology, College Science
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Xu, Jianzhong; Du, Jianxia; Fan, Xitao – Educational Psychology, 2017
The present investigation examines models of factors influencing time management in online groupwork for Chinese undergraduates. Multilevel findings showed that time management was positively related to five individual-level variables, including online courses taken previously, learning-oriented reasons, arranging the environment, help-seeking and…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Time Management, Online Courses, Influences
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Thondhlana, Gladman; Belluigi, Dina Zoe – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2017
Participatory assessment is increasingly employed in higher education worldwide as a formative mechanism to support students' active learning. But do students in an increasingly relationally diverse environment perceive that peer assessment of individuals' contributions to group-work tasks enhances their learning? Recognising the impact of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Student Attitudes, Student Evaluation
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Koh, Myung Hwa; Barbour, Michael; Hill, Janette R. – Journal of Educational Computing Research, 2010
Online groupwork is becoming an increasingly popular instructional strategy. Although researchers have questioned the benefits of groupwork in online learning environments, little empirical research has examined the challenges it presents. The purpose of this study was to investigate the experience of students involved in online groupwork to find…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Educational Strategies, Online Courses, Group Dynamics
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Cooley, Sam Joseph; Cumming, Jennifer; Holland, Mark J. G.; Burns, Victoria E. – European Journal of Training and Development, 2015
Purpose: This paper aims to evaluate the perceived efficacy of outdoor groupwork skills programmes for the undergraduate and postgraduate students, and the factors that influence its success. It also illustrates the use of Kirkpatrick's (1994) 4-level model of training evaluation as a framework for qualitative investigation of learning and…
Descriptors: Models, Outdoor Education, Teamwork, Undergraduate Students
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Ellis, Robert A. – Education and Information Technologies, 2016
University teachers provided first year Arts students with hundreds of cinematic images online to analyse as a key part of their predominantly face-to-face undergraduate course. This qualitative study investigates the extent to which the groups engaged in learning involving their analysis of the images and how this was related to their perception…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Learner Engagement, College Faculty, Blended Learning
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