Contributing, Exchanging and Linking for Learning: Supporting Web Co- Discovery in One-to-One Environments

Educational Technology & Society (Impact Factor: 1.01). 10/2010; 13(4):126-139.
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There have been little studies on providing collaborative discovery on the web search results contributed by peers in one-to-one environments. This study therefore proposes an integrative groupware, CELL (Contributing, Exchanging, and Linking for Learning), which utilizes both personal mobile computers and a shared display in support of one-to-one Web co-discovery. Through gathering small group activity, facilitated by CELL groupware, it was found that this design was indeed useful in supporting students in their efforts to search the Web autonomously while simultaneously engaging in joint discussion of the emerging web search results. In addition, this study identified three collaborative discovery patterns of student groups in the use of the CELL groupware: iterative envisioning discovery, fixed framework discovery, and framework development impediment. Most student groups demonstrated the iterative envisioning discovery pattern which indicates that the CELL groupware did help students to integrate their findings on the Web and thus gradually to broaden their understanding toward the open-ended problem.

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    • "However, several studies identify the opportunities that these devices provide as well as the potential hurdles related to schools' infrastructure and support (McFarlane, Triggs, & Yee, 2008). Studies have shown a variety of learning opportunities with the use of handheld devices: they can deliver quizzes and courseware and serve as an intelligent tutoring system (Kazi, 2005); provide computer supported collaborative learning (Lui et al., 2010); collect data during authentic learning for outdoor and indoor instruction supporting critical thinking skills (Chang, Chen, & Hsu, 2011); and allow teachers and students to simultaneously view and share files (Kennedy, Judd, Churchward, & Gray, 2008). Although these studies identify the support these devices can provide, schools wishing to replace PCs or laptops with smaller handheld devices may find that they do not have equivalent functionality. "

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