IS in Education, IS Curriculum & Teaching Cases (SIG ED)

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Complete

Paper Number

1429

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K-12 education experienced an unprecedented disruption due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Classrooms moved from brick and mortar to online or hybrid classroom models with little training for teachers or students. During distance learning, students became disengaged learning through a computer screen. Collaborative learning, a key to engaging students in K-12 classrooms, was difficult or eliminated in online and hybrid models. This case study explores the experiences of K-12 teachers who implemented a social learning model during the COVID-19 pandemic. The case study supports the importance of authentic social learning as a new pedagogical approach for engaging students in collaborative social learning in K-12 hybrid and online classrooms. As a result, this paper proposes the Authentic Social Learning Model (ASLM) as a model for advancing the effective implementation of computer-supported collaborative learning (CSCL) in K-12 classrooms and provides recommendations for classroom technology to implement this model in current and future face-to-face, online, and hybrid classrooms.

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Aug 9th, 12:00 AM

An Authentic Social Learning Model to Improve Collaboration and Engagement in Online and Hybrid K-12 Classrooms

K-12 education experienced an unprecedented disruption due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Classrooms moved from brick and mortar to online or hybrid classroom models with little training for teachers or students. During distance learning, students became disengaged learning through a computer screen. Collaborative learning, a key to engaging students in K-12 classrooms, was difficult or eliminated in online and hybrid models. This case study explores the experiences of K-12 teachers who implemented a social learning model during the COVID-19 pandemic. The case study supports the importance of authentic social learning as a new pedagogical approach for engaging students in collaborative social learning in K-12 hybrid and online classrooms. As a result, this paper proposes the Authentic Social Learning Model (ASLM) as a model for advancing the effective implementation of computer-supported collaborative learning (CSCL) in K-12 classrooms and provides recommendations for classroom technology to implement this model in current and future face-to-face, online, and hybrid classrooms.

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