Fostering computer supported collaborative learning with cooperation scripts and scaffolds

  title={Fostering computer supported collaborative learning with cooperation scripts and scaffolds},
  author={Armin Weinberger and Frank Fischer and Heinz Mandl},
The study investigates collaborative learning of small groups via text-based computer-mediated communication. We analyzed how two approaches to pre-structure communication influence participation, individual knowledge transfer, the convergence of participation and the convergence of knowledge among peers. We varied the factor scripted cooperation and the factor scaffolding in a 2x2-design. 105 university students of Educational Psychology participated. Results show that scripted cooperation was… Expand
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  • Proceedings of euro-CSCL
  • 2001