Web-based collaborative inquiry learning

Kuo En Chang*, Y. T. Sung, C. L. Lee

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This study proposes a web-based collaborative inquiry learning system. This system uses the World-wide web (WWW) as a source of knowledge exploration, and provides exploratory problems to guide students to think and explore. A concept map is used as a tool of anchoring and representing knowledge during inquiry process. In the process of learning, learners are allowed to exchange the evidence they have collected, their personal opinions, and the concept maps that they have built. In order to effectively integrate the inquiry learning, collaborative learning, and concept map in the system, this study proposes a collaborative inquiry learning model and related learning activities. Two studies were constructed based on the collaborative inquiry learning model to investigate students' learning processes in the collaborative inquiry learning on the web.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)56-69
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Computer Assisted Learning
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Mar


  • Collaboration
  • Concept map
  • Inquiry learning
  • Process
  • Teachers
  • Undergraduate
  • World-wide web

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Computer Science Applications


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