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Comparison of Two Learning Models for Collaborative e-Learning

  • Chan Jung Park
  • Jung Suk Hyun
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3942)

Abstract

Due to the advance of e-community, collaborative learning becomes popular on the Web. Among the learning models for collaborative learning on the Web, there are seminar-based model and project-based model. The objective of this paper is to compare the two learning models by analyzing learners’ activities. Among learners’ activities, we focus on learners’ interaction level, their collaborability, and their accountability. Also, we propose new assessment items for evaluating learners fairly. In this paper, the existing evaluation items in traditional classroom-based collaborative learning are firstly analyzed in order to develop new evaluation criteria for the Web. Based on these analyzed items, we propose new items for assessing learners’ activities in Web-based collaborative learning. After two Web-based classes, each of which has a different learning model, are performed, the proposed items are applied to compare the two learning models in terms of learners’ interaction level, collaborability, and accountability. By performing this research, we can understand learners’ activities clearer and can develop a better instructional technique to make improved academic achievement, improved attendance, and increased self-confidence in collaborative e-learning.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Chan Jung Park
    • 1
  • Jung Suk Hyun
    • 2
  1. 1.Dept. of Computer EducationCheju National UniversityJeju-doKorea
  2. 2.Dept. of Management Information SystemCheju National UniversityJeju-doKorea

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