—Computer Supported Collaborative Learning
(CSCL) is considered to be helpful in fostering collaborative and
computer skills. CSCL is also thought to contribute to higher
order thinking. In this study, CSCL was conducted to a total of
480 students enrolled in a prerequisite course in a Japanese
higher education setting. A groupware that allowed
synchronous group work was integrated and used. Pre and post
surveys were delivered to analyze students` awareness of
collaborative skills. Confidence level of computer skills was also
investigated. The study showed that administering CSCL
improves students` awareness in collaborative skills such as
interpersonal skills, inquiry skills and group management skills,
as well as raise the students` confidence level of computer skills.
—Collaborative learning, ICT, student
awareness, computer skills.
M. Iinuma, T. Matsuhashi, T. Nakamura, and H. Chiyokura are with the
Department of Media Science, Tokyo University of Technology, Tokyo,
Japan (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Cite: M. Iinuma, T. Matsuhashi, T. Nakamura, and H. Chiyokura, "Student Awareness Change in Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL) Environment," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 6, no. 6, pp. 448-452, 2016.