Student collaboration has been shown to be beneficial in many contexts in computer science education. However, little research has been performed on the factors that affect collaboration processes either negatively or positively. In this study a partial grounded theory analysis was performed on three engineering education courses, investigating the collaborative tool selection and collaboration processes. The presence of internal team motivation and tools that had clearly perceived benefits were important to students. Some tools affected the collaborative processes positively by increasing the range, speed and information content of communication, automating goal tracking processes and providing additional avenues for information distribution.

A study of collaborative tool use in collaborative learning processes / A. Knutas, J. Ikonen, L. Ripamonti, D. Maggiorini, J. Porras (ACM INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS SERIES). - In: Proceedings [of the] 14. Koli Calling International conference on computing education research : Koli Calling '14 : Koli, Finland, November 20-23, 2014New York : Association for computing machinery, 2014. - ISBN 9781450330657. - pp. 175-176 (( Intervento presentato al 14. convegno Koli Calling International conference on Computing education research tenutosi a Koli (Finland) nel 2014 [10.1145/2674683.2674706].

A study of collaborative tool use in collaborative learning processes

L. Ripamonti;D. Maggiorini
Penultimo
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2014

Abstract

Student collaboration has been shown to be beneficial in many contexts in computer science education. However, little research has been performed on the factors that affect collaboration processes either negatively or positively. In this study a partial grounded theory analysis was performed on three engineering education courses, investigating the collaborative tool selection and collaboration processes. The presence of internal team motivation and tools that had clearly perceived benefits were important to students. Some tools affected the collaborative processes positively by increasing the range, speed and information content of communication, automating goal tracking processes and providing additional avenues for information distribution.
collaborative learning; collaborative tools; computer-supported collaborative learning; grounded theory; human-computer interaction; computer networks and communications; software
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Aalto University
University of Eastern Finland
University of Newcastle
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