University of Oulu

Constructive interaction in scripted computer-supported collaborative learning

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Author: Alimuddin, Fasidah1
Organizations: 1University of Oulu, Faculty of Education, Educational Sciences
Format: ebook
Version: published version
Access: open
Online Access: PDF Full Text (PDF, 0.8 MB)
Pages: 32
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Language: English
Published: Oulu : F. Alimuddin, 2021
Publish Date: 2021-06-23
Thesis type: Master's thesis
Tutor: Vuopala, Essi
Reviewer: Vuopala, Essi
Shubina, Tatiana


This study explores the constructive interaction of higher education students during the Facebook groups’ discussion. The specific aims are investigating what forms of interaction were generated and how these interactions vary in three differently supported scripts. The participants of this study were ten small groups of higher education students (N=88) from three different Universities; collaborative learning for these groups was supported with a particular design micro- script for promoting both participation towards task-related and socio-emotional interaction over a six-week CSCL course. The results show that constructive interaction was rarely found. The majority of groups manifested more in the task-related than the socio-emotional categories. In terms of differences within the three collaboration phases, the intense constructive interaction was shown in the first and second tasks, where scripts were still supported students’ collaborative activities. Based on the findings, it can be concluded that the group who actively contributed to socio-emotional interaction was likely to engage well in task-related performance.

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