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Online peer learning: what influences the students' learning experience


Sakulwichitsintu, S and Colbeck, D and Ellis, L and Turner, P, Online peer learning: what influences the students' learning experience, Proceedings of the 15th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies: Advanced Technologies for Supporting Open Access to Formal and Informal Learning (ICALT 2015), 6-9 July 2015, Hualien, Taiwan, pp. 205-207. ISBN 9781467373333 (2015) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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DOI: doi:10.1109/ICALT.2015.122


This paper reports on the preliminary findings of a research-in-progress project investigating what factors influence the students' learning experience while they study in an online environment. Online peer learning activities combined with current technology are expected to improve students' learning experience. The students were asked to respond to an online survey and attend virtual focus groups. Semi-structured interviews were also conducted with the teaching team. The questions raised were in the areas of relevance, reflection, interaction, teacher support, peer support, making sense, and course technology. This research utilizes a mixed method (quantitative and qualitative) data collection and data analysis. The preliminary findings from the research to date show that at the end of semester, students shifted from focusing on teacher support and content knowledge to an increased focus on technology and interaction through personal reflection of what and how they were learning.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:learning experience, online learning, peer learning, factor, online peer learning
Research Division:Information and Computing Sciences
Research Group:Other information and computing sciences
Research Field:Other information and computing sciences not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the information and computing sciences
UTAS Author:Sakulwichitsintu, S (Mrs Songlak Sakulwichitsintu)
UTAS Author:Colbeck, D (Dr Doug Colbeck)
UTAS Author:Ellis, L (Associate Professor Leonie Ellis)
UTAS Author:Turner, P (Associate Professor Paul Turner)
ID Code:110043
Year Published:2015
Deposited By:Information and Communication Technology
Deposited On:2016-07-12
Last Modified:2018-03-28

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