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Title: Differential Effects of a Script and a Group Awareness Tool on the Acquisition of Collaboration Skills
Authors: Strauß, Sebastian
Tunnigkeit, Isis
Eberle, Julia
vom Bovert, Leonie
Avdullahu, Arlind
Schmittchen, Marcel
Rummel, Nikol
Keywords: CSCL
Issue Date: 2023
Publisher: International Society of the Learning Sciences
Citation: Strauß, S., Tunnigkeit, I., Eberle, J., vom Bovert, L., Avdullahu, A., Schmittchen, M., & Rummel, N. (2023). Differential effects of a script and a group awareness tool on the acquisition of collaboration skills. In Damșa, C., Borge, M., Koh, E., & Worsley, M. (Eds.), Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning - CSCL 2023 (pp. 75-82). International Society of the Learning Sciences.
Abstract: Exploring ways to support learners in becoming effective collaborators is a core challenge of CSCL research. Collaboration scripts have been shown to be quite supportive, but they are also directive and can cause reactance in learners. Research on more implicit forms of support, such as promoting reflection, is still scarce. In the present study we compare the effectiveness of a collaboration script and a collaborative reflection phase utilizing a group awareness tool, on learners’ explicit knowledge about beneficial interaction and the quality of their collaboration. In a laboratory experiment, 150 higher education students collaborated in groups of three on solving two information-pooling problems. The results suggest that collaboratively reflecting about the previous collaboration fosters explicit knowledge more than collaborating with a collaboration script. However, the conditions did not differ regarding collaboration quality. We discuss these findings against the learning mechanisms behind scripting and collaborative reflection.
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