Enhancing collaborative learning through online discussion and peer assessment
Proceedings of the International Conference on Computers in Education (ICCE’02)
IEEE Computer Society
Collaborative work, Internet, Discussion forums, Collaboration, Computer science education, Educational technology, Psychology, Stress, Shape, Web sites
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.
The Hong Kong Institute of Education’s financial support for the projects, TDG 3095, and TDG 3135 is also gratefully acknowledged.
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ISBN of the source publication: 0769515096
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