THE EFFECT OF A BLENDED COLLABORATIVE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT IN A SMALL PRIVATE ONLINE COURSE (SPOC): A COMPARISON WITH A LECTURE COURSE

TitleTHE EFFECT OF A BLENDED COLLABORATIVE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT IN A SMALL PRIVATE ONLINE COURSE (SPOC): A COMPARISON WITH A LECTURE COURSE
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsJong, JP
JournalJournal of Baltic Science Education
Volume15
Issue2
Start Page194–203
PaginationContinuous
Date PublishedApril/2016
Type of ArticleOriginal article
ISSN1648-3898
Other NumbersICID: 1202146
Keywordscollaborative learning, interactive learning environments, model-based Instruction, small private online course, stoichiometry
Abstract

This study explored the effect of blended learning in terms of model-based collaborative learning in a small private online course (SPOC) environment on 10th graders’ achievements in stoichiometry through a quasi-experimental design. The participants included 140 tenth graders assigned to two groups: (a) the experimental group, which studied in a blended environment (N = 69) and (b) the control group, which studied in a conventional lecture-based environment (N = 71). The results revealed that the experimental group exhibited significantly superior performance than the control group after the intervention and that the key factor in enhancing students learning is the teacher’s facilitation. These findings implied that the blended model-based collaborative learning in a SPOC environment with proper design, facilitation, and face-to-face interaction groups provided students with opportunities to engage in learning to improve their achievements.

URLhttp://journals.indexcopernicus.com/abstract.php?icid=1202146
Refereed DesignationRefereed
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