Collaborative learning with group interactive technology: a case study with postgraduate students

C. Jones, M. Connolly, A. Gear, Martin Read

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Abstract

Learning is not just about the acquisition of knowledge but is an activity contributing to change and enrichment of the individual. The focus in this article on the socio-cultural aspects of learning has been influenced by the work of Vygotsky and Leont’ev. Engeström’s triangle was used as a framework to conceptualize the effect of the technology on postgraduate tutorials. It helped in the analysis and understanding of the impact of using group process technology to support the social dimensions of learning. The framework in this article builds on the interrelationships between three themes: individual and collective learning in groups; conversational learning; and the role of technology as an aid to learning. The article discusses explorations into improving debate, increasing participation, and supporting a cooperative learning environment with interactive technology with postgraduate business students.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)377-396
Number of pages20
JournalManagement Learning
Volume37
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2006

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