Work in progress: a quantitative study of effectiveness in group learning

Srivastava, Saket and Singh, Richa (2012) Work in progress: a quantitative study of effectiveness in group learning. In: Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE), 2012, 3-6 Oct. 2012, Seattle, WA.

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Abstract

It is generally assumed that group studies are more effective for students than individual studies. The objective of this work in progress is to quantitatively evaluate and analyze the effect of collaborative studies on individual student’s performance. This effort would help the student stimulate interest in group learning and collaboration along with exposing them towards multiple problem solving approaches while working individually or in groups. This way the students are challenged to use their existing knowledge and approach, and augment it further with the knowledge and approach provided by group partners. While there are several efforts that focus on developing new group learning techniques, we intend to study the efficacy of previously proposed techniques under various test settings for EE and CS courses without significantly diverting from the course framework.

Keywords:Group learning, student performance, Active learning, interactive learning framework, engineering education, engineering courses, Collaborative learning
Subjects:X Education > X342 Academic studies in Higher Education
X Education > X300 Academic studies in Education
X Education > X142 Training Teachers - Higher Education
Divisions:College of Science > School of Computer Science
College of Science > School of Engineering
College of Social Science > School of Education
ID Code:11278
Deposited On:26 Jul 2013 10:27

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