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Exploring student interactions in collaborative World Wide Web learning environments

Oliver, R., Omari, A. and Herrington, J.ORCID: 0000-0002-9960-4677 (1998) Exploring student interactions in collaborative World Wide Web learning environments. Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, 7 (2/3). pp. 263-287.

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This paper describes a study in which a WWW learning environment was created using socio-constructivist instructional design principles. A qualitative research method was used to investigate the learning behaviours of classroom-based students in this instructional setting. In particular the study sought to investigate collaborative learner behaviours in settings where the instructional materials involved open-ended investigations and learner support by means of a printed guide. Observations of student behaviours provided little to confirm our contentions that such environments will create an instructional setting which encourages cooperation, reflection and articulation among students.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)
Copyright: 1998 AACE
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