Title: The Influence of Peer-to-Peer Social Networks and Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL) in Mathematics

Year of Publication: Apr - 2014
Page Numbers: 314-323
Authors: Mohini Mohamed, Wasugi a/p Guandasami
Conference Name: The International Conference on Computing Technology and Information Management (ICCTIM2014)
- United Arab Emirates

Abstract:


This research was designed to investigate students’ interest towards computer supported learning process for mathematics lesson, students’ interest on the use of Geogebra in mathematics lesson and students’ perception on collaborative learning through social networking. This study deploys mixed methods which is a combination of quantitative (questionnaire) and qualitative (interviews and observations) approach. Students were taught a mathematical topic on transformation with the aid of Geogebra software and are encouraged to have peer-to-peer interaction through social media (Facebook) to complete their assignment. Thirty 13 years old Form Two students were involved in this study and consequently five students were selected for further in-depth interview session. Results of the study indicated that students had high level of interest towards computer supported learning, on the use of Geogebra in mathematics lesson and collaborative learning through social networking.