With the ever-growing amount of information in the modern society the demand for competence is growing. To meet this need, a prototype of a self-directed collaborative learning platform for English as a foreign language was developed in collaboration with ALTISSIA. Following the workflow of design-based research the prototype was designed and implemented to enable learners to practise productive skills (speaking and writing) in individual and collabora-tive formats. The participants’ motivation in both formats was addressed through quantitative and qualitative measures. The results showed higher scores for motivation in the collaborative format. What is more, a mildly de-clining trend in the individual format was identified, in contrast with the in-creasing trend in collaborative format. The findings of this exploratory study shade light onto the complex concept of motivation in CSCL and individual formats.
|Date of Award||26 Jul 2021|
- computer-supported collaborative learning
- intrinsic motivation
- English as a foreign language
- design-based research