Enhancing problem solving skills in science education with social media and an e-collaboration tool

Author: June Lee
Author: Yangmi Koo
Author: Mi Hwa Kim
Year of publication: 2016
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Pages: 248-258
DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/tner.2016.43.1.21
PDF: tner/201601/tner20160121.pdf

This study aimed to explore a collaborative problem solving case using social media and an e-collaboration tool, and analyze its educational implications in a qualitative research method. For achieving the research goal, a case study was conducted in a middle school class. Two rounds of one-to-one interviews with a teacher and written interviews with students were conducted. In addition, relevant class resources and the students’ final reports were also collected as data. It was shown that using social media and an e-collaboration tool could encourage students’ scientific inquiries and enhance problem solving skills as well as set up a healthy communication culture among teachers and students.


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