The relationship between students’ engagement and the development of Transactive Memory Systems in MUVE: An experience report

NISIOTIS, Louis and KLEANTHOUS, Styliani (2019). The relationship between students’ engagement and the development of Transactive Memory Systems in MUVE: An experience report. In: Proceedings of the 24th annual ACM conference on innovation and technology in computer science education. ACM.

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    Abstract

    Student engagement is a very important topic in higher education hence, it drew a lot of research interest over the years. The use of educational Multi-User Virtual Environments (MUVEs) that provide synchronous interaction, dynamic, interactive and social learning experiences have the potential to increase student engagement and contribute to their learning experience. Due to increased social and cognitive presence, the use of such environments can result in greater student engagement when compared to traditional asynchronous learning environments. In this work, we hypothesized that students’ engagement in collaborative learning activities will increase if Transactive Memory System (TMS) constructs are present. Thus, we employed the theory of TMS that emphasizes the importance of Specialization, Coordination and Credibility between members in a team. The results show that there is a significant correlation between the development of TMS and students’ engagement. In addition, further quantitative and observation analysis reveals some interesting facts about students’ engagement with respect to their collaboration in group activities.

    Item Type: Book Section
    Additional Information: 24th Annual ACM Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education Aberdeen, Scotland, 14 Jul 2019 - 17 Jul 2019
    Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1145/3304221.3319743
    SWORD Depositor: Symplectic Elements
    Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
    Date Deposited: 28 Mar 2019 16:10
    Last Modified: 27 Jul 2020 16:04
    URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/24344

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