Share Paper: Group Formation in Computer Supported Collaborative Learning Environments: A Systematic Review

  1. Meranda Roy, University of North Texas, United States
  2. Keri Phillips Christensen, University of North Texas, United States
  3. Charles Johnson, University of North Texas, United States
Thursday, November 7 10:45 AM-11:15 AM Iberville

Abstract: Group formation in collaborative learning tasks often presents itself as challenging and a time-consuming task. Instructors are tasked with grouping students in meaningful ways to facilitate learning, yet there is not a clear and concise way to group students. This review is intended to provide an overview of the current literature regarding group formations in computer-supported collaborative learning environments. The framework used to collect and analyze articles by investigating the strategies used to group students, the diversity among and within groups, criterion used in the grouping process, and various characteristics of the groupings. Thirty articles are included in the review ...