Collaborative modes on collaborative problem solving

Yu Hung Chien*, Kuen Yi Lin, Kuang Chao Yu, Hsien Sheng Hsiao, Yu Shan Chang, Yih Hsien Chu

*Corresponding author for this work

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Collaborative problem solving (CPS) is an important skill for 21stcentury workplaces. We examined the effects of two collaborative modes (learner-on-computer agent mode and learner-on-learner mode) on the CPS performance of 64 college students (28 women, 36 men; age range = 18–22 yr., M = 20.1, SD = 1.2). Participants’ CPS performance scores in the learneron- computer agent mode were significantly higher than those in the learner-onlearner mode. The optimal mode for teaching CPS skills, the practical implications of using a CPS system, and the limitations of this study are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHuman Interface and the Management of Information
Subtitle of host publicationApplications and Services - 18th International Conference, HCI International 2016, Proceedings
EditorsSakae Yamamoto
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9783319403960
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event18th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI International 2016 - Toronto, Canada
Duration: 2016 Jul 172016 Jul 22

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Other18th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI International 2016


  • Collaborative mode
  • Gender
  • Learning style
  • Problem solving

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • General Computer Science


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