Volume 11, Issue 3  December 2015, pp. 191–212          Download PDF

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Friendship and reciprocity as motivators in CSCL

Simeon Flowers1

1 Aoyama Gakuin University, Japan t23762@aoyamagakuin.jp

DOI: https://doi.org/10.29140/jaltcall.v11n3.193


Abstract

Motivation is an important topic among language teachers in Japan. Collins and Hunt (2011) observed increases in Japanese university student’s motivation as a result of collaborative learning and cooperative learning programs. This paper continues in this line of inquiry through a quantitative study of motivation in the context of computer-supported collaborative learning (CSCL). Results of this study confirm the motivational profiles of successful collaborative learners and reveal friendship and reciprocity as important social dynamics affecting Japanese collaborators.



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Flowers, S. (2015). Friendship and reciprocity as motivators in CSCL. The JALT CALL Journal, 11(3), 191–212. https://doi.org/10.29140/jaltcall.v11n3.193


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