Activity-led learning approach and group performance analysis using fuzzy rule-based classification model

Rahat Iqbal, Faiyaz Doctor, Margarida Romero, Anne James

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Abstract

In order to enhance students' problem-solving competences it is necessary to develop their technical skill as well as their soft skills such as business, communication and team working. In this paper, we present an Activity-Led Learning (ALL) approach and analyze its impact on students' engagement (time-on-task), satisfaction and group performance. We propose a Group Performance Model (GPM) to deploy ALL effectively in the master-level, Network Planning and Management, module. The model provides a structure within which students are introduced to the ALL pedagogical methodology. The model systematically helps to facilitate group formation and allows group integration and cooperation by developing 'common ground' amongst group members. In order to evaluate the usage of GPM in ALL, we conducted group performance analysis using a fuzzy rule-based classification model. The results of the analysis showed that the application of GPM resulted in a reduction in overall time spent on tasks, while achieving better grades. This indicates that GPM can help groups to develop common ground, coordinate their activities and overcome inter-personal issues to achieve better overall performance in shorter times as opposed to groups in which GPM has not been applied. Students' direct feedback on module also shows the effectiveness of ALL on students' performance in general.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2013 IEEE 17th International Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work in Design (CSCWD)
PublisherIEEE
Pages599-606
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4673-6085-2, 978-1-4673-6083-8
ISBN (Print)978-1-4673-6084-5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 19 Sep 2013
Event2013 IEEE 17th International Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work in Design, CSCWD 2013 - Whistler, BC, Canada
Duration: 27 Jun 201329 Jun 2013

Conference

Conference2013 IEEE 17th International Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work in Design, CSCWD 2013
CountryCanada
CityWhistler, BC
Period27/06/1329/06/13

Keywords

  • Activity-Led Learning
  • common ground
  • e-learning
  • education
  • fuzzy classifiers
  • network design
  • time-on-task

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    Iqbal, R., Doctor, F., Romero, M., & James, A. (2013). Activity-led learning approach and group performance analysis using fuzzy rule-based classification model. In 2013 IEEE 17th International Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work in Design (CSCWD) (pp. 599-606). IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/CSCWD.2013.6581029