Students Collaborating With Computer Models And Physical Experiments


Kozma, R. (2000). Students collaborating with computer models and physical experiments. In J. Roschelle & C. Hoadley (Eds.), Proceedings of the Conference on Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning 1999. Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.


This study examines the actions and discourse of students in a chemistry laboratory course as they interact with available social and. material resources. In one session, students conduct wet lab experiments; in another, they use molecular modeling software. The analysis demonstrates that the features of the computer-generated representations afford conceptual discussions. The structure of the task and the available material resources in the wet lab more often result in help-seeking behavior.

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