Wednesday, March 9
6:30 PM-8:00 PM
Hermitage C

Group communication in an online environment: Grouping students based on cognitive flexibility

Poster/Demo ID: 31774
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    Michiko Kobayashi
    Southern Utah University

Abstract: Cognitive flexibility affects one’s behavior and communication styles. Cognitively flexible people can choose appropriate behavior or verbal response from available options, depending on the situation. They also have a high level of self-efficacy in communication skills. Thirty-two preservice teachers are grouped, based on their cognitive flexibility and asked to discuss an assigned topic using a chat tool. The present study investigates how cognitive flexibility impacts group communication patterns and also overall course performance in an online learning environment.

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