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An Assessment of On-Line Collaboration:A Case Study of an On-Line Graduate Course
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, Informatics Institute, Turkey ; , Computer Education and Instructional Technology, Turkey

E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Phoenix, Arizona, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-50-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), San Diego, CA

Abstract

In this study, the effectiveness of a learning management system on on-line collaboration was investigated in a graduate course offered through the means of distance learning. The study explored the nature of collaboration, the perceptions of students on the effectiveness of the tool on on-line collaboration, the factors contributing to the effective peer interaction among students and the role of the instructor as perceived by the students in the on-line course. The study used data from 16 graduate students, the instructor and the assistant. For this research, descriptive study was carried out and both qualitative and quantitative results were given at the end of the study. The findings involve the recommendations for teachers and learners to be successful in on-line collaborative learning environment. The study also provides guidelines for the design, development, improvement, and evaluation of learning management systems by means of on-line collaboration.

Citation

Serce, F.C. & Yildirim, S. (2003). An Assessment of On-Line Collaboration:A Case Study of an On-Line Graduate Course. In A. Rossett (Ed.), Proceedings of E-Learn 2003--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (pp. 1387-1390). Phoenix, Arizona, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved October 17, 2019 from .

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