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Title: Collabor-ology: Improving Literacy and Engagement in Junior High Language Arts
Authors: Bartel Nickel, Carol
Keywords: Collaboration;Improving engagement;Computer-supported collaboration;Engagement;English language learning
Issue Date: Jun-2015
Citation: Bartel Nickel, C. "Collabor-ology: Improving Literacy and Engagement in Junior High Language Arts" (2015). In Preciado Babb, P., Takeuchi, M., & Lock, J. (Eds.). Proceedings of the IDEAS: Designing Responsive Pedagogy Conference, pp. 127-136. Calgary, Canada: Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary.
Abstract: This mixed methods study investigates differences in student achievement in a grade nine English classroom when comparing Direct Instruction, a Collaborative Learning Model and a Computer Supported Collaborative Learning Model (CSCL). Quantitative data indicated a statistically significant difference in student achievement between Direct Instruction and each of the collaborative learning models. Qualitative data were analyzed into three thematic categories: Engagement, Student Learning, and Efficacy. A student preference for CSCL emerged.
ISBN: 978-0-88953-384-4
Appears in Collections:IDEAS 2015: Designing Responsive Pedagogy

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