Student groups as tutors in information systems education: Students' perspectives on collaboration & outcomes

Antonis Natsis, Pantelis M. Papadopoulos, Nikolaus Obwegeser

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Abstract

The study explores the potential of the research-Teaching nexus in a peer-Tutoring setting. During the Fall semester of 2016, students in an Information Systems course worked collaboratively on domain topics, assigned to them by the teacher and created educational material for their fellow students. Students' tutoring role was concluding with a class presentation and a discussion session in each course lecture. The study focuses on students' perspectives in the collaborating groups and the audience and analyzes how learning strategies in self-regulation, peer learning, and help seeking affect students' experiences during group work. Analysis of student activity revealed four distinct patterns of collaboration. Findings suggest that students that rely more on group members for help were less satisfied by the communication among them. However, students were in general satisfied with their collaboration, being able to adapt the activity to their needs. Similarly, the teacher and the audience (students attending the student-Tutoring sessions) evaluated positively students' performance as teachers.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCSEDU 2017 - Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Computer Supported Education
EditorsSusan Zvacek, James Uhomoibhi, Bruce M. McLaren, Paula Escudeiro, Gennaro Costagliola
PublisherSCITEPRESS
Pages37-45
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9789897582400
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017
Externally publishedYes
Event9th International Conference on Computer Supported Education, CSEDU 2017 - Porto, Portugal
Duration: 21 Apr 201723 Apr 2017
Conference number: 9
http://www.csedu.org/?y=2017

Conference

Conference9th International Conference on Computer Supported Education, CSEDU 2017
Abbreviated titleCSEDU 2017
CountryPortugal
CityPorto
Period21/04/1723/04/17
Internet address

Keywords

  • Collaboration
  • Learning strategies
  • Peer-Tutoring
  • Research-Teaching nexus

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