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Evidence of the Need to Support the Development of On-line Collaborative Skills: An Action Research Study
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, , Concordia University, Canada

E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Montreal, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-46-4 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), San Diego, CA

Abstract

This study examined the relationship between the quality of intra-group on-line collaboration among groups of undergraduate learners on the quality of products produced. The quality of on-line collaboration was assessed with the CSCL process assessment tool. The evolution of quality of intra-group on-line collaboration was examined over time, as was the quality of group products for the first and third on-line activity. Findings suggest that the quality of collaboration significantly impacted the quality of products produced by a group. Results underline the need to provide support for the development of learners' on-line collaborative skills prior to the introduction of learning activities where grades are contingent upon effective collaboration. The strategy of self and peer assessment practices is introduced as a potential means of fostering the development of important collaborative skills essential to learners' successful negotiation of this novel learning arrangement.

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Sclater, J. & McEwen, L.A. (2002). Evidence of the Need to Support the Development of On-line Collaborative Skills: An Action Research Study. In M. Driscoll & T. Reeves (Eds.), Proceedings of E-Learn 2002--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (pp. 661-668). Montreal, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved September 19, 2019 from .

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