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Students’ Perceptions of a Competency Assessment Program in an Online Course

  • Luis Tinoca
  • Isolina Oliveira
  • Alda Pereira

In online and distance learning, group work is a commonly used strategy. Benefits for the learner are based on the collaborative nature and constructivist framework of group work (Bates & Poole, 2003; Dillenbourg, 1999; Garrison & Anderson, 2003).

Keywords

Collaborative Learning Group Project Distance Learning Final Paper Main Research Question 
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References

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Luis Tinoca
    • 1
    • 2
  • Isolina Oliveira
    • 1
    • 2
  • Alda Pereira
    • 1
  1. 1.Universidade AbertaPortugal
  2. 2.Centro de Investigação em EducaçãoPortugal

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