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"Old Concepts, New Tools: An Action Research Project on Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning in Teacher Education " icon

Old Concepts, New Tools: An Action Research Project on Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning in Teacher Education 

Social learning has long been seen as a positive direction in education with many advantages for learners. This paper describes an ongoing action research project carried out by a teacher educator at a pre-service teacher education college using social learning in her teaching through the use of computer-supported collaborative learning methods and tools. The paper traces the action research cycles, including analysis of the data collected that facilitated the transition from one cycle to the next. These data comprise class feedback, college student satisfaction surveys, students' reflective writing, and content analysis of online cooperative interaction. The paper concludes with a suggestion for an additional cycle in which an entire course will be offered through a Facebook page instead... Show More
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