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Using the jigsaw model to facilitate cooperative learning in an online course
Quarterly Review of Distance Education (2009)
  • Rob Weidman, Lehigh University
  • M. J. Bishop, Lehigh University
Abstract
This study examined whether the jigsaw model might be used in an online higher education course to produce the key characteristics of successful cooperative learning: interdependence, individual accountability, development of social skills, and promotive interaction. The authors employed a qualitative case study design to examine a 6-week online literature course that incorporated three jigsaw activities. Analysis of online questionnaires, transcripts from in-depth interviews, and course documents revealed that the jigsaw activities yielded mixed results with regard to the key characteristics of successful cooperative learning. The authors discuss the implications of these findings for the design of online cooperative learning activities.
Publication Date
2009
Citation Information
Rob Weidman and M. J. Bishop. "Using the jigsaw model to facilitate cooperative learning in an online course" Quarterly Review of Distance Education Vol. 10 Iss. 1 (2009)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/rob_weidman/1/