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Title: Interactive networks and social knowledge construction behavioral patterns in primary school teachers' online collaborative learning activities
Authors: Zhang, Si
Liu, Qingtang
Chen, Wenli
Wang, Qiyun
Huang, Zhifang
Keywords: Computer-mediated communication
Cooperative/collaborative learning
Learning communities
Teaching/learning strategies
Issue Date: 2017
Citation: Zhang, S., Liu, Q., Chen, W., Wang, Q., & Huang Z. (2017). Interactive networks and social knowledge construction behavioral patterns in primary school teachers' online collaborative learning activities. Computers & Education, 104, 1-17. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compedu.2016.10.011
Abstract: A four-stage online collaborative learning approach to supporting teachers' professional development was proposed and described in this paper. This study investigated primary school teachers' interactive networks and social knowledge construction behavioral patterns in online collaborative learning activities. The subject of this study was 83 primary school Chinese teachers who were participating in a structured online professional development program that was 6 months in duration. By combining social network analysis, content analysis and lag sequential analysis, results showed that interactive networks generated in two rounds of online collaborative learning activities were low reciprocal, and loosely connected with a low cohesiveness. There was no significant difference of behavior distributions between core and peripheral members. Moreover, teachers’ social knowledge construction behavioral patterns presented different characteristics in different rounds of activities. In addition, this study identified certain problems in teachers’ online learning. Finally, some implications for the design of teacher education programs, limitations and further research plans are proposed.
Description: This is the final draft, after peer-review, of a manuscript published in Computers & Education. The published version is available online at http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compedu.2016.10.011
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10497/18457
ISSN: 0360-1315
Other Identifiers: 10.1016/j.compedu.2016.10.011
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