Students’ perceptions on co-creating learning material in information systems education

Antonis Natsis*, Pantelis M. Papadopoulos, Nikolaus Obwegeser

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Following the increased interest in students becoming partners in teaching and learning in higher education settings, this study explores students’ perceptions on a collaborative content generation activity, in which students assume also the role of peer-tutors. Students in an Information Systems course collaborated on domain topics, assigned to them by the teacher, and created learning material for their fellow students. In the peer-tutoring session following the creation of the learning material, students presented the topic in class and discussed it with their peers. Each peer tutoring session was assessed by the students as audience (students attending the student-tutoring sessions). The aim of the study is to explore students’ perspectives on the collaborative content generation assignment. Our focus primarily is to examine how students’ experiences regarding the collaboration were affected by learning strategies in self-regulation, peer learning, and help seeking. Results showed that students were more engaged in the course after participating in the co-creating learning material activity and also, four distinct patterns of collaboration were revealed by analyzing student activity. Even though students were in general satisfied with their collaboration, as they could suit the activity to their needs, those students who relied more on their group for help proved to be less satisfied by the communication among group members. In addition, the teacher and the audience evaluated positively the students’ performance as peer-tutors. This paper is an extended version of [1], presented at the 9th International Conference on Computer Supported Education.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComputers Supported Education - 9th International Conference, CSEDU 2017, Revised Selected Papers
EditorsGennaro Costagliola, Susan Zvacek, James Uhomoibhi, Paula Escudeiro, Bruce M. McLaren
Number of pages18
ISBN (Print)9783319946399
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018
Externally publishedYes
Event9th International Conference on Computer Supported Education, CSEDU 2017 - Porto, Portugal
Duration: 21 Apr 201723 Apr 2017
Conference number: 9

Publication series

NameCommunications in Computer and Information Science
ISSN (Print)1865-0929


Conference9th International Conference on Computer Supported Education, CSEDU 2017
Abbreviated titleCSEDU 2017
Internet address


  • Co-creation
  • Collaboration
  • Learning strategies
  • Peer-tutoring


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