Collaborative learning within small groups can help enrich the learning experience in large online courses by allowing peers to interact with each other and build collaborative knowledge. In this episode of Technology Enhanced Learning, Dr. Ulrich Hoppe shares their work on using sequence analysis to determine how small groups function in large online classes. He describes the characteristics of well-functioning small groups as well as some of the typical problems of group work. He describes the types of events explored by their sequence analysis approach, various indicators of work imbalance, and strategies that teachers can use to address the imbalance. Dr. Hoppe ends with some advice for young researchers who are in the process of growing their careers.
Here is the link on our APSCE Youtube channel: https://youtu.be/ywpRfCuPmUY
Dr. Ulrich Hoppe is a full professor in the area of “Collaborative and Learning Support Systems” (Computer Science) at the University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE), Germany. He has recently completed his active service for UDE but remains a professor there. He is currently working part-time as a senior scientist in the RIAS Institute-Duisburg. His research is focused on computational techniques for learning and knowledge building. He is particularly interested in combining network analysis techniques with other data mining methods in the study and support of online (learning) communities. Dr. Hoppe is one of the Fellows of the Asia Pacific Society for Computers in Education.
Technology-Enhanced Learning is a joint production of the Ateneo Laboratory for the Learning Sciences and the Asia Pacific Society for Computers in Education.
Host: Dr. Maria Mercedes T. Rodrigo
Video Production Lead: Mr. Jonathan Casano, MS
Video Production Assistant: Dr. Jenilyn L. Agapito
02:54 Collaborative Learning: How do we know if a group is functioning well?
05:40 Typical problems in the context of groups and group work
08:40 Using sequence analysis to determine well-functioning groups
11:46 Strategies for correcting group imbalance
12:49 Advice for young researchers