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Computer-assisted instruction;


Collaboration and cooperative teaching methods have been researched since the late 70's. The research indicates students will learn from each other given the proper environment and tools. In this study, six elementary students were evaluated to examine the effects of teaching individual tasks to students and observing the students for collaboration between partners. Two students were placed side-by-side at one computer and observed by an undergraduate researcher.

The results of the observations report the students were engaged in the activity of KidPix 60-l 00% of the time. All of the students were able to complete the tasks over 95% of the time at the follow-up visit. The classroom teacher did allow the students to work on the KidPix program at anytime throughout the study. However, the teacher was not familiar with the program, therefore the students learned from their own experience or through each other.

Year of Submission


Degree Name

Master of Arts


Department of Curriculum and Instruction

First Advisor

Christine A. Macfarlane


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