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I mentioned last week how critical peer reviews are beneficial for me. In addition, web-based videoconferencing removes any geographical distance in the process.

While researching for my final project and a group assignment, I came across an article titled, "Synchronous symmetrical support: A naturalistic study of live online peer-to-peer learning via software videoconferencing" which studied the impact of nearly 100 students who participated in several online synchronous study sessions over a six month period. The results revealed a supportive online learning community amongst peers who share knowledge while constructing new knowledge at the same time. Critical peer reviews contributed significantly to the overall learning process. WHEW! Now I can feel validated in my need for social learning! LOL.

Reference:

Scott, P., CastaƱeda, L., Quick, K., & Linney, J. (2009).

Synchronous symmetrical support: A naturalistic study of live online peer-to-peer learning via software videoconferencing. Interactive Learning Environments, 17(2), 119-134. doi:10.1080/10494820701794730




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