Title: Beyond sharing: Engaging students in cooperative and competitive active
Authors: Kao, Gloria Yi-Ming
Lin, Sunny S. J.
Sun, Chuen-Tsai
Institute of Education
Department of Computer Science
Keywords: active learning;cooperation;competition;distributed sharing construction;CSCL environment
Issue Date: 2008
Abstract: The authors describe their design for an Internet-based learning environment called BeyondShare in which students are encouraged to gain a deep understanding of the learning material, reflect on the quality of individual constructions through sharing and peer evaluation, and synthesize cross-unit knowledge by integrating self-and peer-produced constructions. A sharing typology may consist of basic sharing, sharing with notification, sharing with feedback, or sharing with interaction. BeyondShare distinguishes itself by combining sharing activities with task structuring and cooperation/competition to achieve active learning. A formal evaluation of BeyondShare was performed with a class of 34 college students who created concept maps for a computer programming language and who were encouraged to become active learners by exchanging roles throughout the experiment. Evaluation results indicate that the students viewed BeyondShare as an easy-to-use environment that motivated them toward comprehensive knowledge integration by sharing construction products with their peers. Potential activities and suggested modifications are discussed.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11536/14312
ISSN: 1436-4522
Volume: 11
Issue: 3
Begin Page: 82
End Page: 96
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