This paper analyses the role of different communication modes in students' collaborative learning in a Primary Grade 5 blended learning environment in Singapore. Small groups of students interacted face-to-face over a CMC technology called Group Scribbles (GS) to jointly complete a learning task. We analyzed the construction and evolution of the interactions through analyzing the artifacts that are produced by a group of students - in the verbal talk, gestures, and sketches drawn and text inscribed in GS. F2F and GS interactions intertwined to support collaborative learning. The findings from this study could inform the design of integrating and reinforcing the strengths of both communication modes when introducing CSCL in a F2F classroom. Copyright © 2009 ISLS.
|Title of host publication
|Proceedings of the 9th international conference on Computer supported collaborative learning
|Place of Publication
|International Society of the Learning Sciences (ISLS)
|Published - 2009