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Pattern of interaction in online cooperative learning: An analysis of communication perspective

Mohamad, A. M. and Yusof, F. M. and Aris, B. (2015) Pattern of interaction in online cooperative learning: An analysis of communication perspective. Jurnal Teknologi, 74 (1). pp. 177-186. ISSN 0127-9696


Official URL: http://www.dx.doi.org/10.11113/jt.v74.3807


Communication is one of the generic skills needed by students in preparation for the career path. Cooperative learning supported by web applications has been identified as a strategy that can help students to improve their communication skills. The aim of this study is to identify pattern of interaction in an online cooperative learning (OCoL) that helps the communication skill aspect among students. A Learning Management System which is modified based on the principles of cooperative learning with the learning structure in accordance to the method of investigation group has been developed as a learning platform. It also serves as a data collection instrument. A group of 15 students were randomly selected to carry out six OCoL sessions which implemented using counterbalanced group quasi-experimental design. The results of quantitative and qualitative analysis of the log data showed two patterns of students interaction i.e. structured and unstructured pattern. The differences in pattern of interaction also influence students' focus on using interaction tools and the quality of discussion produced. The results of this study have implications for the structural design of OCoL that can assist students in communication aspect.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:active learning, communication, cooperative learning
Subjects:L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
ID Code:58763
Deposited By: Haliza Zainal
Deposited On:04 Dec 2016 04:07
Last Modified:30 Sep 2021 06:07

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