Students’ Perceptions of the Factors Leading to Unsuccessful Group Collaboration
Liu, S., Joy, M.S. and Griffiths, N. (2010) Students’ Perceptions of the Factors Leading to Unsuccessful Group Collaboration. In: 10th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies (ICALT 2010), 5-7 Jul 2010, Sousse, Tunisia.
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Official URL: doi:10.1109/ICALT.2010.161
A nationwide sample of university students completed a survey that asked questions about their perceptions of the factors that can cause problems which exist with online or general group work. Data were obtained from 173 students at more than 18 different universities in the United Kingdom. Three main problems that exist in group collaboration are identified through an extensive review of literature and addressed as problem scenarios in the survey. These include: poor motivation, lack of individual accountability and negative interdependence. Findings from the survey include that on average more than five factors are acknowledged by the students for each subcategory of problem, and for each scenario the factors that affect the group work are ranked by importance level. Furthermore, we find no statistically significant association between the students’ backgrounds and their perceptions of the factors identified.
|Item Type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||ias edtech educational technology autonomous agents agent pedagogic architecture|
|Subjects:||L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
|Divisions:||Faculty of Science > Computer Science|
|Depositing User:||Dr Mike Joy|
|Date Deposited:||12 Oct 2010 16:10|
|Last Modified:||26 Jul 2011 11:15|
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