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An investigation of students' sequential learning behavioral patterns in mobile CSCL learning systems


Wang, H-Y and Lin, T-J and Tsai, C-C and Duh, B and Liang, J-C, An investigation of students' sequential learning behavioral patterns in mobile CSCL learning systems, Proceedings of 2012 12th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, 4-6 July 2012, Rome, Italy, pp. 53-57. ISBN 978-0-7695-4702-2 (2012) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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DOI: doi:10.1109/ICALT.2012.133


This paper attempts to explore studentsí collaborative learning behavior patterns in different simulation systems. Two mobile CSCL learning environments (Augmented Reality simulation and Traditional simulation) for helping university students to acquire physics knowledge were designed. A total of 40 students, grouped into twenty pairs, were randomly assigned to the two learning environments for conducting an inquiry task. Their collaborative learning behaviors were recorded and analyzed by quantitative content analysis and lag sequential analysis. The results indicated that the studentsí collaborative inquiry learning was supported in both environments. Particularly, the students using the AR-simulation showed a more cohesive collaborative inquiry learning behavior pattern. This study provides a new perspective for educators or system designers to deeply observe studentsí learning behaviors in a CSCL environment by using sequential analysis. Moreover, the AR-simulation system might be a suitable learning environment for enhancing studentsí collaborative inquiry learning. In addition, suggestions for designing a simulated learning environment are proposed.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:Mobile CSCL, behaviour pattern, collaborative inquiry learning, simulation, augmented reality.
Research Division:Information and Computing Sciences
Research Group:Library and information studies
Research Field:Human information interaction and retrieval
Objective Division:Information and Communication Services
Objective Group:Information systems, technologies and services
Objective Field:Information systems, technologies and services not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Duh, B (Professor Henry Duh)
ID Code:89953
Year Published:2012
Deposited By:Information and Communication Technology
Deposited On:2014-03-20
Last Modified:2014-07-30

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