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Development of An Internet Collaborative Learning Behavior Scale - Preliminary Results PROCEEDINGS

, Department of Business Administration, Tamkang University, Taiwan ; , Da-Yeh University & New York University, Taiwan

World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Montreal, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-46-4 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

It is well known that math phobia is a common problem among elementary and/or junior high school students. It becomes a challenge to educational practitioners and academic researchers to figure out ways to overcome the problems. Collaborative team learning has been proposed as one of the alternatives.The present study was part of a large and on-going research project designed to help students learn math in a collaborative fashion using a Web-based intelligent system in a virtual reality environment and then to study their learning behaviors. The purpose of this part was to develop an instrument to measure the learning behavior of Taiwan's 8th graders in their learning of the "Pythagorean Theorem."A principal component analysis with the Oblimin procedure was utilized to factor analyze the 44-item internet collaborative learning behavior scale. In the end, a five-factor model with 39-items was retained.

Citation

Hsu, T. & Wang, H.F. (2002). Development of An Internet Collaborative Learning Behavior Scale - Preliminary Results. In M. Driscoll & T. Reeves (Eds.), Proceedings of World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2002 (pp. 463-470). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.

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