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Title: Learning log-based automatic group formation: system design and classroom implementation study
Authors: Liang, Changhao
Majumdar, Rwitajit
Ogata, Hiroaki  kyouindb  KAKEN_id  orcid (unconfirmed)
Author's alias: 梁, 昌豪
マジュンダール, リトジット
緒方, 広明
Keywords: Group formation
Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL)
Group work evaluation
Issue Date: 2021
Publisher: Springer Nature
Journal title: Research and Practice in Technology Enhanced Learning
Volume: 16
Thesis number: 14
Abstract: Collaborative learning in the form of group work is becoming increasingly significant in education since interpersonal skills count in modern society. However, teachers often get overwhelmed by the logistics involved in conducting any group work. Valid support for executing and managing such activities in a timely and informed manner becomes imperative. This research introduces an intelligent system focusing on group formation which consists of a parameter setting module and the group member visualization panel where the results of the created group are shown to the user and can be graded. The system supports teachers by applying algorithms to actual learning log data thereby simplifying the group formation process and saving time for them. A pilot study in a primary school mathematics class proved to have a positive effect on students’ engagement and affections while participating in group activities based on the system-generated groups, thus providing empirical evidence to the practice of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL) systems.
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DOI(Published Version): 10.1186/s41039-021-00156-w
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