Extending a rich web-based cognitive tool to a mobile computer-supported collaborative learning environment

Sau Yin LAM, Siu Cheung KONG, Lam For KWOK

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Abstract

A web-based cognitive tool was previously built for learners to help them comprehend the procedural knowledge of fraction addition and subtraction with unlike denominators. A series of experiments was conducted to validate the effectiveness of the web-based cognitive tool in assisting learners to understand the concept of fractions. In this study, we attempt to extend this rich web-based cognitive tool to a collaborative environment that allows learners to interact with each other and co-construct a procedural knowledge of fraction addition with unlike denominators by using the cognitive tool on a mobile platform. We introduce the web-based cognitive tool, describe its features on the mobile platform, illustrate how it can support collaborative interaction in a designed learning activity, and describe a scenario of using the mobile computer-supported cognitive tool to attain new procedural knowledge of fraction addition. Copyright © 2006 HKU School of Professional and Continuing Education.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)238-254
JournalInternational Journal of Continuing Engineering Education and Life-Long Learning
Volume16
Issue number3/4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006

Citation

Lam, S.-Y., Kong, S.-C., & Kwok, L.-F. (2006). Extending a rich web-based cognitive tool to a mobile computer-supported collaborative learning environment. International Journal of Continuing Engineering Education and Life-Long Learning, 16(3/4), 238-254.

Keywords

  • Computer-supported collaborative learning
  • CSCL
  • Mobile learning
  • m-learning
  • Fraction learning
  • Collaborative interactions
  • Web-based cognitive tools
  • Rich internet applications
  • Fraction addition
  • Fraction subtraction
  • e-learning
  • Online learning
  • Mobile communications

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