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Analyzing Students Cognitive Skills in Online Small Group Activities PROCEEDINGS

, , School of Informational Science and Learning Technologies, University of Missouri - Columbia, United States

World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Phoenix, Arizona, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-50-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

Cultivating critical thinking is the most desired goal in higher education. This study investigates students' cognitive skills during collaborative learning in a graduate-level online course. Content analysis technique involving both numeric and interpretive data analysis is utilized to analyze content and cognitive skills that take place in online discussion boards. Findings indicate that the emergence of student cognitive skill level in small group online discussions is associated with the type of cognitive tasks, the purpose of the group online activity and the deadline of each activity.

Citation

Lin, G.Y. & Lin, Y.M. (2003). Analyzing Students Cognitive Skills in Online Small Group Activities. In A. Rossett (Ed.), Proceedings of World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2003 (pp. 1690-1693). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.

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