The development of deep learning during a synchronous collaborative on-line course

ARMITT, G., SLACK, Frances, GREEN, S. and BEER, Martin (2002). The development of deep learning during a synchronous collaborative on-line course. In: Proceedings of CSCL 2002, Boulder, Colorado, USA. Lawrence Erlbaum, 151-158.


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As Internet bandwidth improves and connections become more reliable, on-line course designers will be encouraged to make more structured use of synchronous communications. Little work has so far been reported on how to make the best use of synchronous communications to support a problem solving approach. The OTIS pilot course made extensive use of synchronous communication to support learning through case studies in occupational therapy. The transcripts of communication sessions have been analysed using the SOLO taxonomy, to study the development of deep learning week by week. Results show that synchronous peer-to-peer working meetings have an important role to play in the development of deep learning.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: © Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. Contact publisher for permission to use or reprint
Uncontrolled Keywords: Synchronous communications, SOLO taxonomy, Deep learning, Collaboration, Role of tutors, Occupational therapy, Assistive technology
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Cultural Communication and Computing Research Institute > Communication and Computing Research Centre
Departments: Faculty of Science, Technology and Arts > Computing
Depositing User: Ann Betterton
Date Deposited: 16 May 2007
Last Modified: 11 May 2018 19:01

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