Triggering, developing and internalising teamworking skills in neuro-typical and neuro-atypical students with a computer orchestrated group learning environment: a multi case study

Manish Malik, Julie Ann Sime

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Project-based learning and flipped classroom approaches are often used for developing team working skills in graduates. However, many engineering schools face efficiency and effectiveness challenges when it comes to facilitating students in these settings. For neuro-atypical (NAT) students, such as those with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) or Autism, support for developing teamworking skills can be limited. Even neuro-typical (NT) students find teamwork challenging and can benefit from an intervention that supports development of such skills. Self, Co and Shared regulation skills are considered important for effective team working. Regulation is a multi-staged process, which includes goal setting, planning, doing, monitoring and evaluating own and a team's work. Research on use of computer scripts to successfully orchestrate the multiple stages at a shared level shows only partial success. Many Computer Supported and Collaborative Learning studies cite over-scripting as a common criticism related to orchestration of shared regulation and team work. This work investigates "How computer orchestration scripts affect the triggering and internalisation of Self, Co and Social regulation skills in NT and NAT students when using a Computer Orchestrated Group Learning Environment (COGLE)?". COGLE was used with first year neurotypical and neuro-atypical engineering students to study its impact on triggering existing and/or internalising new regulation scripts in team working. Qualitative data from two literal replication cases were analysed. This work shows how different types of scripts in COGLE helped trigger, develop and internalise regulation skills and highlights areas where more work is needed
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSEFI 2022 50th Annual Conference of The European Society for Engineering Education
EditorsHannu-Matti Järvinen, Santiago Silvestre, Ariadna Llorens, Balàzs Nagy, José Miguel Quiñones, Ernests Edvards Zalitis
PublisherEuropean Society for Engineering Education
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9788412322262
Publication statusPublished - 19 Sept 2022
EventSEFI 50th Annual Conference - Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 19 Sept 202222 Sept 2022


ConferenceSEFI 50th Annual Conference


  • Neurologically atypical
  • ASD
  • ADHD
  • Collaborative learning
  • Computer supported collaboration (CSCL) at computer

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