Title

On-campus blended learning: Using discussion forums for peer collaboration on tutorial assignments

Author First name, Last name, Institution

J. A.Gilles Doiron, Zayed University

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Source of Publication

Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)

Publication Date

1-1-2006

Abstract

In this study, 165 undergraduate students were assigned to online tutorial discussion groups of 8 or 9 students per group, and during 9 weeks of the semester, these groups used discussion forums to discuss assigned readings, present opinions, debate issues and summarise papers or information they had researched for their weekly tutorial assignment. Student's postings were peer rated for their contribution to the discussion. Statistically significant (p<0.01) high correlations were found between performance, posting frequency and peer rating. During the semester, two attitude survey questionnaires were conducted, and within-survey correlations showed moderate correlations in Survey I, and high correlations in Survey II. Although this blended learning approach was successful in encouraging individual participation, resistance to change was still evident. © Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2006.

ISBN

3540457771

ISSN

0302-9743

Publisher

Springer Verlag

Volume

4227 LNCS

First Page

585

Last Page

590

Disciplines

Computer Sciences | Education

Keywords

Computer science; Education; Online systems; Research and development management; Students; Online tutorials; Questionnaires; Tutorial assignments; Learning systems

Scopus ID

33750569786

Indexed in Scopus

yes

Open Access

no

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