Web-Based Collaborative Learning in Secondary Education: Teachers’ Reflection
Hsi-Chi Hsiao, Cheng-Shiu University ; Chih-Feng Chuang, Tien-Chu Huang, Chien-Feng Wu, National Changhua University of Education
IJCSE Volume 3, Number 1, ISSN 1995-6649 Publisher: ATISR
This article is based on the researchers’ reflections after twice participating in a Web-based Collaborative Learning Program Contest. The contests were held by Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Cyber Academy (ACA). In collaborative learning, teachers are expected to provide participants with scaffolding assistance. The ACA is designed to provide student-centered activities for enhancing skills in information and communication technologies. Students are expected to find data, prepare presentations, and report their topics in English to communicate with other teams from other countries. During these processes, the researcher tried to apply theoretical models such as computerized instruction and topic based learning. The results of this study show the various benefits of Web-based Collaborative Learning for students and teachers. This study also includes several recommendations for primary and secondary schools.
Hsiao, H.C., Chuang, C.F., Huang, T.C. & Wu, C.F. (2010). Web-Based Collaborative Learning in Secondary Education: Teachers’ Reflection. International Journal of Cyber Society and Education, 3(1), 1-14. ATISR.
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