Activity design models to support the development of high quality collaborative processes in online settings

Marcela Borge, Yann Shiou Ong, Carolyn Penstein Rosé

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Abstract

In this paper we assess the utility of an activity design model and different reflective activities for improving the quality of collaborative processes. Thirty-seven online students, belonging to one of 13 teams, formed the participants of the study. Teams completed five discussion sessions as part of required course activity, using one of two reflective conditions. Each team also received feedback on their performance. We assessed the quality of processes between groups using content analysis techniques. Team process measures at the first time point were used to identify groups’ initial strengths and weaknesses. To assess the utility of the model and reflective assessment designs, we used a 2×5 mixed factorial design, with Condition (two levels) as a between subjects factor and Time (5 levels) as a within subjects factor. We found that students were weakest at presenting and discussing claims and both Condition and Time are significant predictors of collaborative process quality.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationExploring the Material Conditions of Learning
Subtitle of host publicationComputer Supported Collaborative Learning Conference 2015, CSCL 2015 - Conference Proceedings
EditorsOskar Lindwall, Paivi Hakkinen, Timothy Koschmann, Pierre Tchounikine, Sten Ludvigsen
PublisherInternational Society of the Learning Sciences (ISLS)
Pages427-434
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9780990355069
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015
Event11th International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning: Exploring the Material Conditions of Learning, CSCL 2015 - Gothenburg, Sweden
Duration: Jun 7 2015Jun 11 2015

Publication series

NameComputer-Supported Collaborative Learning Conference, CSCL
Volume1
ISSN (Print)1573-4552

Conference

Conference11th International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning: Exploring the Material Conditions of Learning, CSCL 2015
CountrySweden
CityGothenburg
Period6/7/156/11/15

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Education

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