966503 - Online Collaborative Learning for High School...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–5. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Online Collaborative Learning for High School Students Using a Blended Approach for the Promotion of Self-Monitoring Skills Sharon Peters A Thesis in The Department of Education Presented in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Master of Arts (Educational Technology) at September 2006 © Sharon Peters, 2006
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY This is to certify that the thesis prepared By: Sharon Peters Entitled: Online collaborative learning for high school students using a blended approach for the promotion of self-monitoring skills and submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master Educational Technology complies with the regulations of the University and meets the accepted standards with respect to originality and quality. Signed by the final examining committee: ______________________________________ Chair ______________________________________ Examiner ______________________________________ Examiner ______________________________________ Supervisor Approved by ________________________________________________ Chair of Department or Graduate Program Director ________________________________________________ Dean of Faculty Date ________________________________________________ ii
Background image of page 2
Abstract Online Collaborative Learning for High School Students Using a Blended Approach for the Promotion of Self-Monitoring Skills Sharon Peters While online learning environments have become common at the post-secondary level of academia, teachers of high schools have not yet adopted the online environment as an alternative and supplementary environment to augment the learning which takes place the classroom. Given the greater stability of computer network labs and ubiquity of home computers, many schools may begin to consider this option. In this Action Research study, this teacher explored a blended approach to instruction to introduce an instructional unit on learning styles and self-monitoring skills. Results of the data indicate that while most students enjoyed the online component of schoolwork, high academically successful students enjoyed it least and reported the least changes in academic performance, while the average ability students reported the most enjoyment, gains in academic performance, and desire to use online environments in the future. Average students also reported a greater tendency to ask for friends for help with their studies after the learning unit which points to a recognition of the benefits of collaboration. The use of appropriate language for online learning environments was an issue at the beginning of the unit but improved over time with proper modeling and awareness of expectations. iii
Background image of page 3

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Acknowledgments No man is an island, entire of itself - John Donne The work of this thesis represents the concerted efforts of many individuals over nearly three years. One of the features of the paper is collaboration and certainly it required many acts of collaboration by quite a few people in order to come to fruition. When I
Background image of page 4
Image of page 5
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 04/18/2008 for the course EDUS 599 taught by Professor Deptofeducation during the Fall '06 term at Concordia Canada.

Page1 / 106

966503 - Online Collaborative Learning for High School...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 5. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online