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Online collaborative learning activities: The perspectives of African American female students
Jianxia Du1; Xun Ge2; Jianzhong Xu3
2015
Source PublicationComputers and Education
ISSN0360-1315
Volume82Pages:152-161
Abstract

This exploratory study examined the perspectives of African American female students toward online collaborative learning. The participants were nine African American female graduate students in an online multimedia instructional design course in the southeastern United States. A qualitative study was conducted, with data obtained from open-ended interviews, along with relevant posts on chat rooms and online bulletin boards in relation to an assessable collaborative online assignment. Data revealed that the perspectives of African American women toward online collaborative learning could be categorized into four themes, including (a) preference to work in a racially mixed group, (b) preference to be a leader in the group, (c) learning-oriented reasons (rather than social or peer oriented reasons) for online collaborative learning, and (d) timid attitude toward online discussions.

KeywordCooperative/collaborative Learning Distance Education And Telelearning Gender Studies Homework Interactive Learning Environments
DOI10.1016/j.compedu.2014.11.014
URLView the original
Indexed BySCIE ; SSCI
Language英語English
WOS Research AreaComputer Science ; Education & Educational Research
WOS SubjectComputer Science, Interdisciplinary Applications ; Education & Educational Research
WOS IDWOS:000349723200013
Scopus ID2-s2.0-84918512251
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Document TypeJournal article
CollectionFaculty of Education
Corresponding AuthorJianxia Du
Affiliation1.Faculty of Education,University of Macau,Macao,Macao
2.University of Oklahoma,United States
3.Mississippi State University,United States
First Author AffilicationFaculty of Education
Corresponding Author AffilicationFaculty of Education
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Jianxia Du,Xun Ge,Jianzhong Xu. Online collaborative learning activities: The perspectives of African American female students[J]. Computers and Education,2015,82:152-161.
APA Jianxia Du,Xun Ge,&Jianzhong Xu.(2015).Online collaborative learning activities: The perspectives of African American female students.Computers and Education,82,152-161.
MLA Jianxia Du,et al."Online collaborative learning activities: The perspectives of African American female students".Computers and Education 82(2015):152-161.
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