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What is Product Oriented Collaborative Tasks

Encyclopedia of Distance Learning, Second Edition
Student collaborative learning tasks that involve the exchange of views to share ideas in order to reach consensus to produce a product in the form of a group project, or a report, a webpage, etc.
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Process and Product Oriented Online Collaborative Learning Tasks
Xinchun Wang (California State University - Fresno, USA)
Copyright: © 2009 |Pages: 6
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60566-198-8.ch246
Although the pedagogical advantages of online interactive learning are well known, much needs to be done in instructional design of applicable collaborative learning tasks that motivate sustained student participation and interaction. Among others, some of the known factors that affect the outcomes of interactive learning include the structure of the online discussion, group size and group cohesion, strictly enforced deadlines, direct link of interactive learning activities to the assessment, and the differences between process and product oriented collaborative learning. This study explores the differences between process and product oriented group learning activities and their impact on online cooperation and collaboration in Web-based courses.
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