Students’ Perceptions on Co-creating Learning Material in Information Systems Education

  • Antonis NatsisEmail author
  • Pantelis M. Papadopoulos
  • Nikolaus Obwegeser
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 865)


Following the increased interest in students becoming partners in teaching and learning in higher education settings, this study explores students’ perceptions on a collaborative content generation activity, in which students assume also the role of peer-tutors. Students in an Information Systems course collaborated on domain topics, assigned to them by the teacher, and created learning material for their fellow students. In the peer-tutoring session following the creation of the learning material, students presented the topic in class and discussed it with their peers. Each peer tutoring session was assessed by the students as audience (students attending the student-tutoring sessions). The aim of the study is to explore students’ perspectives on the collaborative content generation assignment. Our focus primarily is to examine how students’ experiences regarding the collaboration were affected by learning strategies in self-regulation, peer learning, and help seeking. Results showed that students were more engaged in the course after participating in the co-creating learning material activity and also, four distinct patterns of collaboration were revealed by analyzing student activity. Even though students were in general satisfied with their collaboration, as they could suit the activity to their needs, those students who relied more on their group for help proved to be less satisfied by the communication among group members. In addition, the teacher and the audience evaluated positively the students’ performance as peer-tutors. This paper is an extended version of [1], presented at the 9th International Conference on Computer Supported Education.


Co-creation Collaboration Peer-tutoring Learning strategies 



This work has been partially funded by a Starting Grant from AUFF (Aarhus Universitets Forskningsfond), titled “Innovative and Emerging Technologies in Education”.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Antonis Natsis
    • 1
    Email author
  • Pantelis M. Papadopoulos
    • 1
  • Nikolaus Obwegeser
    • 2
  1. 1.Centre for Teaching Development and Digital MediaAarhus UniversityAarhusDenmark
  2. 2.Department of ManagementAarhus UniversityAarhusDenmark

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