Effects of Cooperation Scripts and Technology on Social Ability
Guan Yu Lin, James M. Laffey, University of Missouri-Columbia, United States ; Kristin A. Buss, The Pennsylvania State University, United States
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Vancouver, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-62-4 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
Using an experimental mixed design, the study examined the effects of using a cooperation script on social ability for technology and face-to-face forms of group learning. College students worked in face-to-face environments and computer- mediated environments to complete two case studies either with unscripted instruction or with scripted instruction. The study revealed that face to face cooperative learning groups had significantly higher social presence and connectedness than the online groups, but the total social ability was not different between the groups. No significant differences were found between scripted and unscripted groups.
Lin, G.Y., Laffey, J.M. & Buss, K.A. (2007). Effects of Cooperation Scripts and Technology on Social Ability. In C. Montgomerie & J. Seale (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2007--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 1847-1854). Vancouver, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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