The effects of process and content facilitation restrictiveness on GSS-mediated collaborative learning

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)345-361
Journal / PublicationGroup Decision and Negotiation
Volume11
Issue number5
StatePublished - 2002

Abstract

Group Support Systems (GSS) technology, extensively applied in decision-making contexts, is now seeing increased application in the educational sector. Previous work has suggested that GSS applications can have significant positive effects on both the process and the outcome of collaborative learning. This study extends this work to examine the effects of process (high/low) and content (high/low) facilitation restrictiveness on GSS-supported collaborative learning. Our results indicate that content facilitation restrictiveness has no significant bearing on student learning. Process facilitation restrictiveness, on the other hand, is more influential, with knowledge acquisition by students requiring a low restrictive environment.

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  • Collaborative learning, Concept mapping, Group Support Systems, Process restrictiveness