Kyle Hartke University of Evansville
Faculty Sponsor(s): Sarah Wilson University of EvansvillePeer-Led Team Learning (PLTL) and cyber Peer-Led Team Learning (cPLTL) workshops are an educational intervention based on Vygotsky’s principles in which students, with the facilitation of a trained undergraduate peer leader, work collaboratively in small groups to develop problem-solving and critical thinking skills. PLTL and cPLTL workshops were observed, recorded, and transcribed throughout a semester. Workshop transcripts were coded in QDA Miner Lite using a constant comparative process in addition to using an analytic framework that characterizes five phases of a social constructivist exchange. Frequencies of themes were compared across settings and between peer leaders. Descriptive statistics and statistical analyses in SPSS revealed that the frequency of discourse phases are significantly different between the two settings. Implications of findings on the design of educational interventions in face-to-face and online settings will be shared.
When & Where
Gallahue Hall 101