Encouraging face-to-face collaborative learning through the use of handheld computers in the classroom

Zurita, G; Nussbaum M.; Shaples, M

Abstract

To achieve the maximum benefit, a collaborative learning activity in the classroom requires effective coordination, synchronization, face-to-face communication, negotiation, interactivity, and participant mobility conditions. In this paper, we perform a usability analysis on a specific collaborative learning activity and identify several problems with fulfilling these conditions. A second usability analysis shows how these problems can be solved with a Mobile Computer Supported Collaborative Learning activity, using wirelessly networked Handhelds. A controlled experiment was run to asses the learning benefit of using Handhelds to support a math-based collaborative learning exercise with seven year old children. Statistically significant results were observed showing that the experimental collaborative learning group using the Handhelds learned more than the control group which had no technological support. © Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2003.

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Título según WOS: Encouraging face-to-face collaborative learning through the use of handheld computers in the classroom
Título según SCOPUS: Encouraging face-to-face collaborative learning through the use of handheld computers in the classroom
Título de la Revista: COMPUTATIONAL SCIENCE AND ITS APPLICATIONS, ICCSA 2021, PT IX
Volumen: 2795
Editorial: SPRINGER INTERNATIONAL PUBLISHING AG
Fecha de publicación: 2003
Página de inicio: 193
Página final: 208
Idioma: English
Notas: ISI, SCOPUS