Role of GSS on collaborative problem-based learning : A study on knowledge externalisation

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)98-107
Journal / PublicationEuropean Journal of Information Systems
Volume11
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 2002

Abstract

Based on the success of using Group Support Systems (GSS) to support collaborative work, a growing community of GSS researchers investigates the potential of GSS in business education with special attention to collaborative learning. This paper extends their works and proposes a model of collaborative problem-based learning (CPBL). Based on the proposed model, we explain the effects of GSS on CPBL in general, and externalisation of learners' contributions (initiated ideas, questions and feedback) in particular. A controlled experiment was carded out to investigate the effects of GSS on externalization of the learners' contributions in a CPBL environment. The results indicate that learners in an anonymous GSS-supported CPBL environment externalise more initiated ideas, fewer questions, and fewer but better feedback than those in a non-GSS supported one. European Journal of Information Systems.

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Role of GSS on collaborative problem-based learning : A study on knowledge externalisation. / Kwok, Ron Chi-Wai; Lee, Jae-Nam; Huynh, Minh Q.; Pi, Shih-Ming.

In: European Journal of Information Systems, Vol. 11, No. 2, 06.2002, p. 98-107.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalNot applicablepeer-review