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dc.contributor.authorZimring, Craig M.
dc.contributor.authorCraig, David Latch
dc.contributor.authorul-Haq, Saif
dc.contributor.authorKhan, Sabir
dc.contributor.authorKehoe, Colleen Mary
dc.contributor.authorRick, Jochen
dc.contributor.authorGuzdial, Mark
dc.date.accessioned2008-10-07T21:19:17Z
dc.date.available2008-10-07T21:19:17Z
dc.date.issued2000
dc.identifier.citationCraig, D.L., Kehoe, C., Rich, J., Guzdial, M., Haq, S., Khan, S., Zimring, C. (2000). "Using An Unstructured Collaboration Tool to Support Peer Interaction in Large College Classes" Proceedings of ICLS 2000 (International Conference of the Learning Sciences), B.J. Fishman and S.F. O'Connor-Divelbiss, eds., (Mahwah, N.J.: Lawrence Erlbaum).en
dc.identifier.isbn0-8058-3814-7P
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1853/25075
dc.descriptionPublished by Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc. Readers of this proceeding must contact publisher for further reprinting or re-use.en
dc.description.abstractPeer interaction may be a useful strategy for having students express their knowledge and get personalized feedback in large classes. In this paper we look at how a CoWeb ­ an unstructured collaboration space ­ was used to support a large college design class. Although the CoWeb was used for several purposes, we focus specifically on how it was used to support class discussions. We start with why we feel CoWeb discussions, and more generally online peer interaction, may be useful in light of our pedagogical goals. We then analyze the structure of the discussions and how students perceived them, and discuss how the online environment may have influenced behavior. From this analysis, we conclude the CoWeb was effective in helping students think about open-ended issues through online peer interaction. However, we also conclude that providing some structure might help online discussions appear more coherent and productive.en
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherGeorgia Institute of Technologyen
dc.subjectComputer-mediated communicationen
dc.subjectDiscourseen
dc.subjectLearning communitiesen
dc.titleUsing An Unstructured Collaboration Tool to Support Peer Interaction in Large College Classesen
dc.typeProceedingsen
dc.contributor.corporatenameGeorgia Institute of Technology. College of Architecture
dc.contributor.corporatenameGeorgia Institute of Technology. College of Computing
dc.publisher.originalLawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc.


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