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ERIC Number: EJ970014
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1539-3100
Group Modeling in Social Learning Environments
Stankov, Slavomir; Glavinic, Vlado; Krpan, Divna
International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, v10 n2 p39-56 Apr-Jun 2012
Students' collaboration while learning could provide better learning environments. Collaboration assumes social interactions which occur in student groups. Social theories emphasize positive influence of such interactions on learning. In order to create an appropriate learning environment that enables social interactions, it is important to carefully choose group members. In this paper, a group modeling process designed both to help students learn better and to face problems in introductory programming courses together is described. The group model is supported by graph theory and used in a popular social network environment. The authors conducted action research, analyzed students' activities and the social environment, all of which provided us with helpful experiences for further research. (Contains 6 figures and 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Croatia