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A CRITICAL REVIEW Of CURRENT RESEARCH On ON-LINE COLLABORATIVE PROBLEM-BASED LEARNING PROCEEDINGS

, McGill University, Canada

World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in E-Learn 2005--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education ISBN 978-1-880094-57-0 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

We do not exactly know how electronic discourse sustains collaborative learning that involves problem solving as a teaching and learning strategy. A critical review of current empirical research studies is conducted. It examines how collaborative problem solving can be achieved via on-line discussion, and the quality of these studies in terms of validity and reliability. Its results show that the success of collaboration depends on effective on-line discussions that do not occur automatically. The mixed research approach and the research method of content analysis are more often used. Most studies suffered from a degree of threats to validity and reliability. It concludes that the content of on-line discussion should be studied to understand the process of collaborative learning, and this study should be validated with strategies incorporated into research methodology.

Citation

Leung, K.H. (2005). A CRITICAL REVIEW Of CURRENT RESEARCH On ON-LINE COLLABORATIVE PROBLEM-BASED LEARNING. In G. Richards (Ed.), Proceedings of World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2005 (pp. 1683-1690). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.

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