Groupwork activities in synchronous online classroom spaces

Matt Bower*

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Abstract

This paper shares insights about the deployment of groupwork activities in synchronous online classroom spaces. It is based upon analysis of 48 hours of online lesson recordings from an Introduction to Programming (in Java) subject conducted over two semesters. Key observations are shared about how factors such as the type of the activity, the level of student technological and communicative competencies, the interface design and the task specification influenced discourse and learning. On this basis recommendations for teaching using virtual classroom groupwork are offered in order to assist academics who may be considering similar approaches to teaching online.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSIGCSE 2007: 38th SIGCSE Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education
EditorsRussell Ingrid, Susan Haller, J. D. Dougherty, Susan Rodger, Gary Lewandowski
Place of PublicationNew York, NY
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages91-95
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)1595933611, 9781595933614
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007
EventSIGCSE 2007: 38th SIGCSE Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education - Covington, KY, United States
Duration: 7 Mar 200710 Mar 2007

Other

OtherSIGCSE 2007: 38th SIGCSE Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education
CountryUnited States
CityCovington, KY
Period7/03/0710/03/07

Keywords

  • Groupwork
  • Online learning
  • Pedagogy
  • Virtual classroom

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    Bower, M. (2007). Groupwork activities in synchronous online classroom spaces. In R. Ingrid, S. Haller, J. D. Dougherty, S. Rodger, & G. Lewandowski (Eds.), SIGCSE 2007: 38th SIGCSE Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education (pp. 91-95). New York, NY: Association for Computing Machinery. https://doi.org/10.1145/1227310.1227345