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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