Evaluating how the computer-supported collaborative learning community fosters critical reflective practices

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Abstract

In recent research, little attention has been paid to issues of methodology and analysis methods to evaluate the quality of the collaborative learning community. To address such issues, an attempt is made to adopt the Activity System Model as an analytical framework to examine the relation-ship between computer supported collaborative learning (CSCL) and critical reflective capabili-ties. This paper attempts to build an appropriate analysis scheme to reveal the quality of the re-flective learning community in the computer supported environment. Data is analysed to examine how interactivity, social presence, and teaching presence have contributed to the mastery of criti-cal reflective capabilities in the CSCL community. Findings revealed that high levels of social interaction and collaboration contributed to the establishment of a community of reflective learn-ers, nurturing a space for promoting critical reflective capabilities through co-creation of new un-derstandings and interpretations for transformative outcomes. Methodological problems encoun-tered will be discussed as well. Copyright © 2013 Informing Science Institute.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)51-75
JournalInterdisciplinary Journal of E-Learning and Learning Objects
Volume9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Citation

Ma, A. W. W.(2013). Evaluating how the computer-supported collaborative learning community fosters critical reflective practices. Interdisciplinary Journal of E-Learning and Learning Objects, 9, 51-75.

Keywords

  • Computer-supported collaborative learning community
  • Critical reflective capabilities
  • Activity system model
  • Assessment

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