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Does the medium make the magic? The effects of cooperative learning and conferencing software
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Computers and Composition Volume 15, Number 1, ISSN 8755-4615 Publisher: Elsevier Ltd

Abstract

This article explores the effects of computer-assisted writing environments on composition students, focusing on the effects of cooperative learning and conferencing software. I found that word processing alone has little effect on writing behavior; however, conferencing software seems to help create a more authentic writing environment than found in the traditional classroom or in one that uses word processing alone. This conferencing environment became a catalyst for a distinctive learning ecology that interrelated prosocial student behaviors, learner-centered teaching, and assessment. The conferencing class did more than help students to apply critical thinking and problem-solving skills in interaction with others. It helped students identify and use varying learning styles of cooperative groups to successfully reach writing goals.

Citation

Burley, H. (1998). Does the medium make the magic? The effects of cooperative learning and conferencing software. Computers and Composition, 15(1), 83-95. Elsevier Ltd. Retrieved September 19, 2019 from .

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Full text is availabe on Science Direct: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S8755-4615(98)90026-3

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