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Project Oriented Student Work: Group Formation and Learning
Linköping University, Department of Computer and Information Science.
Linköping University, Department of Computer and Information Science.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-2784-863X
2006 (English)In: The Proceedings of the Information Systems Education Conference 2006, 2006, 1-11 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This paper evaluates how semi-randomly formed project groups, compared to forming groups at free will, affect students’ learning in a project-oriented setting. The findings are based on empirical data. We have analyzed students’ experiences by taking a course in the subject of Information Systems. The identified experiences are considered to be either a strength or a problem. We can conclude that how we form project groups has an effect on learning. We can also conclude that several of the experiences from semi-randomly formed project groups are of both a positive and negative nature. In the concluding chapter, we give some explanations in order to understand the differences in students’ experiences.

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2006. 1-11 p.
Keyword [en]
group formation, learning, information systems education
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Computer Science
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-95448OAI: diva2:635305
Information Systems Educators Conference ISECON 2006, Dallas, TX
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