Title: 'Many to one' mode of CSCL and further discussion

Authors: Xinglong Zhao, Su Cai

Addresses: Faculty of Education, Beijing Normal University, No. 19 Xinjiekouwai Street, Haidian District, 100875, Beijing, China. ' Faculty of Education, Beijing Normal University, No. 19 Xinjiekouwai Street, Haidian District, 100875, Beijing, China

Abstract: This study is an experiment of a new instructional model in classroom of higher education. Quantitative research methodology is employed in this study. Data are collected from 22 college students in the school of educational technology of a university. Findings indicate that |many to one| mode participated by two to three students sharing one computer has a positive effect on the quality of learning. This contributes to the improvement in instructional quality of the college. As a result of this study, this paper advocates for an emphasis on experience-based computer-supported cooperative learning (ECSCL) in F2F classroom to facilitate the reform in higher education.

Keywords: cooperative learning; computer-mediated communication; classroom learning; collaborative learning; CSCL; computer-supported learning; instructional models; higher education; universities; college students; schools; educational technology; computer sharing; learning quality; instructional quality; experience-based learning ;cooperative learning; ECSCL; F2F classrooms; face-to-face; Qinhuangdao; China; educational reforms; continuing education; engineering education; life-long learning; ICT; information technology; communications technology; knowledge creation.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCEELL.2011.039693

International Journal of Continuing Engineering Education and Life-Long Learning, 2011 Vol.21 No.1, pp.42 - 54

Available online: 14 Apr 2011 *

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