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International Journal of Online Pedagogy and Course Design Vol. 4, No. 3 (July 2014) pp. 1–17
This research focuses on the evaluation of social interaction and support methods for computer-supported collaborative learning over the period of one semester. Specifically, there are three main topics for investigation: first, the subjective...
Learning and Instruction Vol. 21, No. 5 (October 2011) pp. 636–649
This study examines the manner in which learners’ justifications for arguments are supported during collaborative task-solving in a virtual learning setting. In particular, it investigates the effects of a collaboration script and a content scheme...
Computers & Education Vol. 51, No. 4 (December 2008) pp. 1599–1608
External representations can be powerful for supporting learners in both individual and collaborative learning scenarios. They encourage learners to focus on important instructional elements. In this study, we investigate two different forms of...
E-tutorial support for collaborative online learning: An explorative study on experienced and inexperienced e-tutors
Computers & Education Vol. 58, No. 1 (January 2012) pp. 12–20
The e-tutor plays a major role in supporting virtual collaborative learning, as he/she supervises learners in collaboratively solving tasks, acquiring new skills, and applying new knowledge. This study is aimed at gaining further insights into the...
Fostering Collaborative Knowledge Construction in Case-Based Learning Scenarios in Videoconferencing
Journal of Educational Computing Research Vol. 35, No. 4 (2006) pp. 377–397
This article focuses on facilitating learners' collaborative knowledge construction in case-based learning scenarios. The article first describes how case-based learning can promote knowledge acquisition and then discusses the characteristics of...
Case-Based Learning in Virtual Groups--Collaborative Problem Solving Activities and Learning Outcomes in a Virtual Professional Training Course
Interactive Learning Environments Vol. 22, No. 3 (2014) pp. 351–372
This article analyzes the collaborative problem solving activities and learning outcomes of five groups that worked on two different complex cases in a virtual professional training course. In this asynchronous virtual learning environment, all...