Graduate Research Papers
Utilizing the classroom computer in a special education setting to facilitate cooperative learning: a case study using KidPix
Open Access Graduate Research Paper
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
Master of Arts
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Christine A. Macfarlane
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©2001 Audrey Dieken
Dieken, Audrey, "Utilizing the classroom computer in a special education setting to facilitate cooperative learning: a case study using KidPix" (2001). Graduate Research Papers. 535.
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