Meaningful Concept Learning in a Virtual Environment Under Collaborative Work (73239)

Session Information: Development & Assessment using Technology in Education
Session Chair: Zilungile Sosibo

Friday, 22 September 2023 09:30
Session: Session 1
Room: Gotic
Presentation Type:Oral Presentation

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Working with a learning object (LO) encourages students to develop critical and reflexive thinking for long-term memory, and most importantly, it engages students in learning collaboratively. Indeed, this form of learning further develops interpersonal skills, social relationships between students, and a sense of community.
This research pretends to describe the students’ perceptions when working collaboratively with LOs to learn scientific concepts in a biology course. Regarding methodology, a cross-sectional quantitative study took place on a sample of 60 students during the spring of 2023. The results showed that students perceived collaborative work to help them grasp scientific concepts from common ones (based on their cultural beliefs). In addition, students considered this form of learning to increase their confidence and motivation to talk about biology with their peers and teachers virtually, an absent dynamic in onsite sessions. There were also higher task rates completion in exercises with outstanding scores where students showed apprehension of concepts, avoiding memorization and repetition. Last but not least, considering the collaborative learning process, the pedagogical and technical roles are presented in this learning model as fundamental elements.
In conclusion, the binomial of collaborative work and learning objects are suitable to get meaningful learning through virtual interaction in oral or written discourses collaboratively.

Efigenia Flores González, Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla, Mexico
Norma Flores González, Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla, Mexico

About the Presenter(s)
Dr Efigenia Flores González is a University Professor/Principal Lecturer at Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla in Mexico

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Last updated: 2023-02-23 23:45:00