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Dynamic Group Formation as an Approach to Collaborative Learning Support

Ivan Srba, Maria Bielikova
2015 IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies  
We describe (i) a proposal of a novel group formation method based on Group Technology approach, which considers feedback on students' collaboration to improve group formations; (ii) an application of  ...  In spite of various group formation methods aimed to solve the group compatibility problem, most of the existing approaches do not consider dynamic groups.  ...  In addition, the authors would also like to thank Milica Schraggeov a, Danka Babincov a and Katar ına Babincov a (Department of Psychology, Comenius University in Bratislava) for preparing and evaluation  ... 
doi:10.1109/tlt.2014.2373374 fatcat:jl3jemdbhff47jg2rsqm7i5idi

Digital technologies and the mediation of undergraduate students' collaborative music compositional practices

Elizabeth Dobson, Karen Littleton
2015 Journal of Educational Media  
Music education is supported by an increasing range of digital technologies that afford a remarkable divergence of opportunities for learning within the classroom.  ...  It also shows how technology-mediated co-creating is a complex interactional accomplishment; implicating the value of long-term multi-setting digital co-creating to higher mental development through discourse  ...  Acknowledgements Special thanks to Professor Dorothy Miell and Dr Rosie Flewitt for their support, contributions to discussions and feedback throughout its development of this work.  ... 
doi:10.1080/17439884.2015.1047850 fatcat:xqjma6bes5cphjr5c3ctffhuy4

Influential factors for managing virtual groups in massive and variable scale courses

Luisa Sanz-Martinez, Yannis Dimitriadis, Alejandra Martinez-Mones, Carlos Alario-Hoyos, Miguel Bote-Lorenzo, Bartolome Rubia-Avi, Alejandro Ortega-Arranz
2016 2016 International Symposium on Computers in Education (SIIE)  
Integration of collaborative learning in MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) is an open research challenge.  ...  To fulfill these tasks, it would be helpful to provide teachers with supporting tools.  ...  Therefore, a method for the dynamic handling of teams (initial formation and eventual restructuring) could contribute to the solution of the aforementioned problem.  ... 
doi:10.1109/siie.2016.7751851 fatcat:gyoqt5x25nf2dny5n7innuz7mm

Together we stand, Together we fall, Together we win: Dynamic team formation in massive open online courses

Tanmay Sinha
2014 The Fifth International Conference on the Applications of Digital Information and Web Technologies (ICADIWT 2014)  
Thus, the proposed research is aimed at developing a robust methodology for dynamic team formation in MOOCs, the theoretical framework for which is grounded at the confluence of organizational team theory  ...  Very often, students work as teams to effectively accomplish course related tasks. However, due to lack of face to face interaction, it becomes difficult for MOOC students to collaborate.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENT The author would like to thank Mr. David Adamson, Phd candidate at Language Technologies Institute (LTI), Carnegie Mellon University, for preparation of the Coursera MOOC dataset.  ... 
doi:10.1109/icadiwt.2014.6814694 dblp:conf/icadiwt/Sinha14 fatcat:2plmklyjh5dsrgzfcbbpwvqscy

An Adaptive Approach to Managing Knowledge Development in a Project-based Learning Environment

Oleg Tilchin, Mohamed Kittany
2016 Journal of Education and Training Studies  
subject knowledge while work on a sample-project every student of a study group; sustaining adaptive self-formation of knowledge heterogeneous collaborative groups through sharing accountability among  ...  The community-centered characteristic represents group work in online learning environment to develop knowledge collaboratively (Coakes& Clarke, 2006; Anderson, 2008) .  ...  It comprises adaptive self-formation of knowledge-heterogeneous collaborative groups of students, adaptation of an instructor's assessments to knowledge dynamics of individual students and collaborative  ... 
doi:10.11114/jets.v4i10.1681 fatcat:s5hhzbqqirgtne4kk3hdeotzra

8. Possible Approaches to the Concept of Collaborative Teaching in the "Music Analysis" Course. Benefits and Challenges

Gabriela Vlahopol
2018 Review of Artistic Education  
The concept of Collaborative Teaching is one of the innovative approaches to learning, which has changed the view of traditional teaching methods by involving two or more teachers in training a single  ...  The process involves a variety of flexible teaching methods that meet the learning needs of all students, while developing their communication, collaboration, critical thinking and creativity skills.  ...  and cooperatively to help a group of students learn".  ... 
doi:10.2478/rae-2018-0008 fatcat:tvcwykx2izejro272cmyhqg4tq

Lessons Learned from Comprehensive Deployments of Multiagent CSCL Applications I-MINDS and ClassroomWiki

N Khandaker, Leen-Kiat Soh, L D Miller, A Eck, Hong Jiang
2011 IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies  
We have used a multiagent-based system to develop a CSCL application and multiagentframeworks to form student groups that improve student collaborative learning.  ...  learning objectives, assessment method, etc.) to overcome the associated challenges (e.g., free riding, student assessment, forming student groups that improve student learning, etc).  ...  Impact of Multiagent Group Formation Researchers describe that due to the impact of group composition on the collaboration and learning, student group formation remains a challenge to be addressed [3]  ... 
doi:10.1109/tlt.2010.28 fatcat:egnd43tdfvfrdjchsjbliaba2a

Strategies to Improve Student Reaction to Group Work

L. Kriflik, University of Wollongong, Judy Mullan, University of Wollongong
2007 Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice  
After receiving negative feedback from students and tutors about their group work experiences in a health subject, strategies to resolve these collaborative learning issues were considered.  ...  These included a structured introduction to elements of group work and several strategies to improve the group work experience.  ...  Related to group dynamics and the impact of peer assessment were comments about the composition of the groups.  ... 
doi:10.53761/ fatcat:6hhhp23eqje2recysqsknj2no4

Supporting Ubiquitous Interaction in Dynamic Shared Spaces through Automatic Group Formation Based on Social Context

Juwel Rana, Johan Kristiansson, Kare Synnes
2012 2012 International Conference on Social Informatics  
A contextual group management schema is presented where contextual parameters such as tags, locations and objects are used to prune an aggregated social graph in order to automatically form a group.  ...  This paper investigates how the management of groups that communicate electronically, such as group formation, can be simplified based on users' context and social relations.  ...  We thank to Professor Peter Parnes for the feedback in this work.  ... 
doi:10.1109/socialinformatics.2012.88 dblp:conf/socialinformatics/RanaKS12 fatcat:vhhgxteu6fegljmg4g5rwmwqfy

Toward a Semantic Approach for Automatic Composition of Learning Grid Services

Gustavo Gutiérrez-Carreón, Thanasis Daradoumis, Josep Jorba
2008 2008 International Conference on Complex, Intelligent and Software Intensive Systems  
This paper presents an initial effort that integrates schema and ontology matching methods that aim to develop a model to cope with the complex problem of automatic composition of Grid based learning tools  ...  Due to their potential advantages, the use of Grid technologies toward the development of collaborative and personalized learning frameworks has been considerably increased.  ...  The core stage is the composition of learning web services and their adaptation to the needs of a learner or group of learners.  ... 
doi:10.1109/cisis.2008.15 dblp:conf/cisis/Gutierrez-CarreonDJ08 fatcat:shuiptlouzg73erz5v7zktohgu

A Learning Analytics Study of the Effect of Group Size on Social Dynamics and Performance in Online Collaborative Learning [chapter]

Mohammed Saqr, Jalal Nouri, Ilkka Jormanainen
2019 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
To capture the social dynamics, we applied social network analysis for the study of how group size affects collaborative learning.  ...  Among these central conditions are group formation, size and interaction dynamics.  ...  As one of the goals of collaborative learning is to maximize the learning performance of all participating students, group composition and size become a central aspect [7] .  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-030-29736-7_35 fatcat:cvsw4vybfbfhjcxtaisfoxdy6m

Representing Collections as Compositions to support distributed creative cognition and situated creative learning

A. Kerne, E. Koh
2007 New Review of Hypermedia and Multimedia  
A quantitative study shows the overall effect of mixed-initiative composition on the performance of student groups on creative projects.  ...  We develop the frameworks of distributed creative cognition and situated creative learning to analyse the interview data.  ...  Koh Formation composition space.  ... 
doi:10.1080/13614560701711859 fatcat:hp6dee5tnfdhdku6snskbkkfiy

Collaboration through Wiki and Paper Compositions in Foreign Language Classes

Rob A. Martinsen, Andrew Miller
2012 IALLT Journal of Language Learning Technologies  
Specific research questions includeddetermining to what extent students prefer collaborating to produce a wikior paper composition.  ...  On one essay students wereasked to produce a composition in the target language on a wiki. Onanother they were asked to produce a composition that would be given tothe teacher in hard copy.  ...  Collaborating through the wiki also seemed to change the group dynamics.  ... 
doi:10.17161/iallt.v42i1.8503 fatcat:psqfwgvnojedjivu6pauomkz3a

Perceptions and experiences of, and outcomes for, university students in culturally diversified dyads in a computer-supported collaborative learning environment

Vitaliy Popov, Omid Noroozi, Jennifer B. Barrett, Harm J.A. Biemans, Stephanie D. Teasley, Bert Slof, Martin Mulder
2014 Computers in Human Behavior  
This paper utilized a mixed methods approach to examine differences between students' perceptions of collaborative learning, their reported learning experiences, and learning outcomes when they collaborated  ...  Students from an individualist cultural background achieved better learning outcomes than did students with a collectivist background, regardless of group composition.  ...  the composition of a collaborative group.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.chb.2013.12.008 fatcat:5fvopsg5wrfujc772ne645uht4

Microlearning and computer-supported collaborative learning: An agenda towards a comprehensive online learning system

Soheila Garshasbi, Brian Yecies, Jun Shen
2021 STEM Education  
of a comprehensive learning platform.  ...  This has prompted us to investigate the complementary aspects of Computer-supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL) as an interactive learning model, along with an embedded ML module in the design and development  ...  Group composition and optimal group formation are of paramount importance in both collaboration processes and collaboration consequences.  ... 
doi:10.3934/steme.2021016 fatcat:nwqhbtink5bgjbg2yfpiiuixg4
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