Title

Enhancing collaborative learning through online discussion and peer assessment

Document Type

Book chapter

Source Publication

Proceedings of the International Conference on Computers in Education (ICCE’02)

Publication Date

12-2002

First Page

262

Last Page

263

Publisher

IEEE Computer Society

Keywords

Collaborative work, Internet, Discussion forums, Collaboration, Computer science education, Educational technology, Psychology, Stress, Shape, Web sites

Abstract

Collaborative learning is one of the many student-centered approaches that matches with the philosophy of contemporary perspectives on learning and teaching aiming to promote higher achievement, more positive interpersonal relationships and greater psychological health. The author attempts to examine if the Web can promote collaborative learning. Thirty-four pre-service student teachers participated in this study. Learners are required to do: 1) group projects, 2), presentation, and 3) assess their peer groups. Their opinions about this learning approach were gathered from a questionnaire. It is found that learners were very enthusiastic of using the Web for discussions and they acknowledged that collaborative learning strategy can enhance their understanding of the subject knowledge.

DOI

10.1109/CIE.2002.1185920

Funding Information

The Hong Kong Institute of Education’s financial support for the projects, TDG 3095, and TDG 3135 is also gratefully acknowledged.

Publisher Statement

Copyright © 2002 The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. Access to external full text or publisher's version may require subscription.

Additional Information

ISBN of the source publication: 0769515096

Full-text Version

Publisher’s Version

Recommended Citation

Ng, E. M. W. (2002). Enhancing collaborative learning through online discussion and peer assessment. In IEEE (Ed.), Proceedings of the International Conference on Computers in Education (ICCE’02) (pp. 262-263) Washington, DC: IEEE Computer Society. doi: 10.1109/CIE.2002.1185920