How gender composition influences individual knowledge elaboration in CSCL

Ning Ding
2009 Proceedings of the 9th international conference on Computer supported collaborative learning - CSCL'09   unpublished
The aim of the study is to explore the gender difference in learning achievement and knowledge elaboration process in CSCL. A sample of ninety-six secondary school students, aged 16, participated in the two-week experiment. Students were randomly paired to solve six problems about Newtonian mechanics. Their pre-and post-test performances and online interactions were analyzed. We found that female students' learning performance and knowledge elaboration process were sensitive to their partner
more » ... to their partner gender, but that's not the case for male students. Besides, due to a divergent knowledge elaboration process, mixed-gender dyads run the risk of disadvantaging female students in CSCL.
doi:10.3115/1600053.1600079 fatcat:td3zoi5q4ramflysjltdnbhboi