De Laat, Maarten F. and Lally, Vic
Individual and group learning processes in virtual professional development.
In, Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), New Orleans, USA,
01 - 05 Apr 2002.
New Orleans, USA,
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This paper explores learning and tutoring processes within a collaborative virtual professional development environment using two content analysis schemas. The
first schema probes the social co-construction of knowl-edge by analyzing the social, cognitive and metacognitive contributions to an online learning event. In the second schema the presence of tutoring processes is investigated. Computer assisted qualitative data analysis is used for this. Patterns of group and individual activity for both learning and tutoring are identified. The interactions between these are also considered. In conclusion, consideration is given to the prospects for this type of approach as a means of adding value to our understandings of the complexity of the relationship between tutoring and learning in virtual professional development environments.
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