Effects of Feeding Back the Motivation of a Collaboratively Learning Group

Faculty/Professorship: Empirical Educational Research 
Author(s): Schoor, Cornelia  ; Kownatzki, Salome; Narciss, Susanne; Körndle, Hermann
Alternative Title: Efectos de la Retroalimentación de la Motivación en un Grupo de Aprendizaje Colaborativo
Title of the Journal: Electronic journal of research in educational psychology = Revista electrónica de investigacón psicoeducativa
ISSN: 1696-2095
Corporate Body: Universidad de Almería
Publisher Information: Almeria
Year of publication: 2014
Volume: 12
Issue: 1
Pages: 191-210
Language(s): English
DOI: 10.14204/ejrep.32.13077
Introduction. Motivation is an important issue in both face-to-face and computer-supported collaborative learning. There are several approaches for enhancing motivation, including group awareness tools that provide feedback on the group’s motivation. However, this feedback was rarely unconfounded with other constructs. Additionally, it is only assumed and not investigated that the learners talk about their feedback and then remedy motivational prob-lems which leads to the observed motivation gain.
Method. In our experimental study, triads worked on a collaborative learning task either with (N = 33) or without (N = 18) a motivational feedback tool. Triads with a feedback tool were either prompted to discuss their results or not. We assessed motivation and knowledge before and after their work.
Results. We found no effect of the feedback tool on motivation or knowledge. Whether feed-back was discussed or not made no difference.
Discussion and Conclusion. These results indicate that a motivational feedback tool is only effective under specific circumstances which must be further researched.
Keywords: Motivation, feedback, awareness, cooperative learning, computer-supported collaborative learning
Open Access Journal: Ja
Type: Article
URI: https://fis.uni-bamberg.de/handle/uniba/55540
Release Date: 13. September 2022
Project: Open-Access-Publikationsfonds 2012-2020