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Collaborative digital learning in schools; teacher perceptions of purpose and effectiveness

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Austin, Roger, Smyth, Jane, Rickard, Angela, Quirk-Bolt, Nigel and Metcalfe, Nigel (2010) Collaborative digital learning in schools; teacher perceptions of purpose and effectiveness. Technology, Pedagogy and Education, 19 (3). pp. 327-343. [Journal article]

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DOI: 10.1080/1475939X.2010.513765


Research on the place of digital collaborative learning in schools has establishedits extensive use for the provision of online courses (Stevens, 2007), for learningwithin schools (Orech, 2009) and as a means of promoting inter-cultural education(Austin, 2006). Given that teachers’ understanding and practice in collaborativelearning is critical, the authors examine in this article teachers’ perception ofcollaboration and collaborative learning in terms of a model for understandingdifferent levels of engagement with digital collaboration. They also seek to explorethe reasons for teachers’ perceptions and how this may impact on theirparticipation in online collaborative learning projects.

Item Type:Journal article
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Education
Research Institutes and Groups:Institute for Research in Social Sciences
Institute for Research in Social Sciences > Education
ID Code:20910
Deposited By:Prof Roger Austin
Deposited On:02 Feb 2012 17:48
Last Modified:30 Oct 2012 09:22

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