Collaborative design of computer network using Activity-Led Learning approach

Robert Bird, Rahat Iqbal, M. Romero, Anne James

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    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 introduce an Activity-Led Learning (ALL) approach and analyze its impact on students' engagement (time-on-task), satisfaction and group performance. We also propose a Group Performance Model (GPM) in order to deploy ALL successfully in the master-level module, Network Planning and Management. The model facilitates group formation and allows group integration and cooperation by developing `common ground' amongst group members. This paper also presents students evaluation from two perspectives; students direct feedback on the module and indirect measures based on common ground and Task Performance Time (TPT) analysis.
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication statusPublished - 2011
    EventInternational Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work in Design - Lausanne, Switzerland
    Duration: 8 Jun 201110 Jun 2011


    ConferenceInternational Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work in Design
    Abbreviated titleCSCWD

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    • computer aided instruction
    • computer networks
    • ALL
    • GPM
    • TPT
    • activity led learning approach
    • business working
    • collaborative design
    • communication working
    • computer network
    • group cooperation
    • group formation
    • group integration
    • group performance model
    • network management
    • network planning
    • soft skills
    • students engagement
    • task performance time
    • team working
    • technical skill
    • Activity-Led Learning
    • common ground
    • e-learning
    • education
    • network design
    • time-on-task
    • Collaborative work
    • Computers
    • Context
    • Education
    • Joints
    • Planning
    • Problem-solving


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