The Realization on Interaction in Cognitive Science Network Studies
Heli Ruokamo, Tuovi Johansson, University of Lapland, Finland
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Denver, Colorado, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-45-7 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
This article deals with the research of the realization interaction in the Finnish Virtual University's network-based studies of cognitive science in the autumn 2001. In this research, we examine the independent study of cognitive science which occurs through a network and the face-to-face study that takes place in cooperation in a group and the study that occurs in WebCT groups. The research seeks answers to the kind of interaction that promotes network-based studies and what causes a lack of interaction. The data has been collected by questionnaires and observation. The results indicated that students considered interaction with the teacher and other students more binding than self-directed study. The expectations and biases of students did not always correspond to the objectives of studies and thus have prevented functional interaction in a network.
Ruokamo, H. & Johansson, T. (2002). The Realization on Interaction in Cognitive Science Network Studies. In P. Barker & S. Rebelsky (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2002--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 863-867). Denver, Colorado, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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