Using a collaborative investigation and design strategy to support digital resource development in an online unit of study

Shannon Kennedy-Clark*, Penny Wheeler, Vilma Galstaun

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Abstract

This paper presents the research design and preliminary findings from a study on supporting online students in a collaborative design project. The Collaborative Investigation, Design, Evaluation and Revision (CIDER) approach was used to scaffold the learning activities. CIDER is a learn-technology-by-design approach for collaborative resource design and development. This phase of the study was conducted in a Graduate Certificate in Higher Education unit at an Australian university. Participants, working in small groups, collaboratively developed electronic teaching resources, including a digital story and a website. Data sources for this study include student artefacts, evaluation data, survey data and peer-review feedback from two unit cohorts. The results indicate that geographical proximity was not the key factor in the group’s success; rather, a shared disciplinary area was a better indicator of the students’ ability to develop an online resource. Moreover, the results indicate that formative evaluation via a peer review process offered a practical way of determining the quality or potential quality of a web-based learning resource before it is published.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication30th Annual conference on Australian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education, ASCILITE 2013
PublisherASCILITE
Pages471-475
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781741384031
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event30th Annual conference on Australian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education, ASCILITE 2013 - Sydney, Australia
Duration: 1 Dec 20134 Dec 2013

Other

Other30th Annual conference on Australian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education, ASCILITE 2013
CountryAustralia
CitySydney
Period1/12/134/12/13

Keywords

  • Computer-supported collaborative learning
  • Higher education
  • Learning by design

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    Kennedy-Clark, S., Wheeler, P., & Galstaun, V. (2013). Using a collaborative investigation and design strategy to support digital resource development in an online unit of study. In 30th Annual conference on Australian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education, ASCILITE 2013 (pp. 471-475). ASCILITE.