Netbased student research - an attempt to make university education productive

Document type: Conference Presentations
Peer reviewed: Yes
Author(s): Berthel Sutter, Monica E Nilsson
Title: Netbased student research - an attempt to make university education productive
Conference name: Net Learning
Year: 2006
City: Ronneby
Organization: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Department: School of Management (Sektionen för management)
School of Management S- 371 79 Karlskrona
+46 455 38 50 00
http://www.bth.se/mam/
Authors e-mail: mnl@bth.se
Language: English
Abstract: The paper presents an empirical project organised as netbased education. The aim of the project is to test the possiblity to make university education productive through inclusion of students in a research project. The idea is that undergraduate students are able to make contributions to the collaborative knowledge building process that makes up the research activity. The first part of the paper puts the empirical project in context by describing how education and research at the university have historically emerged, and which role the undergraduate student is expected to play. The second part tells about the empirical project, which was conducted as a collective research project within the framework of undergraduate education. Students from three classes in ”Education – a basic course” were involved, together with the researchers/lecturers of the course. The undergraduate students´ contribution to the research project consisted of two guided tasks: first, observation of a lecture in a class in a compulsory school in Sweden and writing a field note on that observation, and, second, conducting and recording an interview. The third and final part of the paper discusses what has been accomplished in the collaborative and netbased project.
Subject: Education\General
Computer Science\Networks and Communications
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