Synthesizing Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL) Research in STEM Education
The goal of this project is to identify under what circumstances CSCL is effective and for whom. As part of this effort, the project is reviewing CSCL literature from 2005-2014 in order to examine methodological practices in empirical CSCL research related to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines. Through conducting a meta-analysis and meta-synthesis to uncover possible strengths and weaknesses of different CSCL environments by considering the interactions between technologies, pedagogies and approaches to collaboration along with developing a theoretical framework for considering the affordances of CSCL to support learning. In addition, we have examined CSCL research methodologies as well as possible blind spots in research practices.
- Jeong, H. & Hmelo-Silver, C. E. (in press). Seven Affordances of CSCL Technology: How can technology support collaborative learning. Educational Psychologist.
- Jeong, H., Hmelo-Silver, C. E., Yu, Y. (2014). An examination of CSCL methodological practices and the influence of theoretical frameworks 2005–2009. iJCSCL, 9, 305-344.
- Jeong, H. Hmelo-Silver, C. E., Jo, K. & Shin, M. (2016). CSCL in STEM education: Preliminary findings from a meta-analysis. In Proceedings 49th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. (pp. 11-20). Piscataway, NJ. IEEE Computer Society Press.
- Jeong, H. & Hmelo-Silver, C. E. (2015). Research questions and research methods in CSCL research. In O. Lindwall, P. Hakkinen, T. Koschmann, P. Tchounikine, and S. Ludvigsen (Eds.), Exploring the Materials Conditions of Learning: Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL) Conference 2015 (pp. 316-322). Gothenburg, Sweden.:International Society of the Learning Sciences.
Cindy E. Hmelo-Silver, Indiana University (PI)
Heisawn Jeong, Hallym University (Co-PI)
Roosevelt T. Faulkner, Indiana University
Kylie Hartley, Indiana University
Navo Emmanuel, Indiana University