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Exploratory study on the patterns of online interaction and knowledge co-construction in project-based learning

Title
Exploratory study on the patterns of online interaction and knowledge co-construction in project-based learning
Authors
Heo H.Lim K.Y.Kim Y.
Ewha Authors
김영수
SCOPUS Author ID
김영수scopus
Issue Date
2010
Journal Title
Computers and Education
ISSN
0360-1315JCR Link
Citation
vol. 55, no. 3, pp. 1383 - 1392
Indexed
SCIE; SSCI; SCOPUS WOS scopus
Abstract
This study aims to investigate the patterns and the quality of online interaction during project-based learning (PjBL) on both micro and macro levels. To achieve this purpose, PjBL was implemented with online group activities in an undergraduate course. Social network analysis (SNA) and content analysis were employed to analyze online interaction during project work. According to the SNA results generated from the online discussion boards, the group cohesiveness of seven teams, indicated by density indices, varied considerably, from as low as 9.81 to as high as 30.00. Regarding the content analysis of two teams with high project scores (Teams F and G), team members not only shared information (Phase I), but also identified the areas of disagreement and clarified the goals and strategies (Phase II). They also conducted some negotiations (Phase III). However, team members with low project scores (Teams C and E) shared information and stated their opinions in most cases (Phase I), with not much social construction in the higher level. Although both Team C and G showed high level of group cohesiveness among the seven teams, it is notable that the high-performing Team G dedicated nearly 39.3 percent of online discussion to negotiating and co-constructing knowledge, contrary to the 5.9 percent of low-performing Team C. Based upon the findings, some implications were proposed for further research. © 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
DOI
10.1016/j.compedu.2010.06.012
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사범대학 > 교육공학과 > Journal papers
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