This view has been further supported by Guilmette, J-H. (2010), who explains the power of peer learning through network development and cooperation. The conceptual research focuses on understanding how learning leads to development of a network peer. This correlation is considered to be the basis of benefits derived from peer learning. The findings of the research indicate that there would be better development of learning skills in students if they practiced studying in groups. It also indicates that there should be focus on creating a stronger level of trust and factor of benefit among them. It is important to build better peer learning skills as once advances in education as this can helps in independent study and learning. After a point, just instructional education or studying what is taught in the class is not sufficient. Peer learning is extremely useful in such situations as it helps learn better. It is important that collaboration skills are developed for this purpose.
Restivo, M.; van de Rijt, A., (2012), carried out a research “Experimental Study of Informal Rewards in Peer Production”. It is an experimental study and an empirical research. He studied the benefits of peer study which occurred in the form of informal rewards. This helped him to conclude that there is an informal recognition and reward in a group for performance. Critical thinking and multiple points of views are extremely beneficial for students to be able to learn better. It is extremely important that students learn in groups or study together so that they learn different point of views from peers. This can help them think better as well as understand concepts really well (Restivo, M.; van de Rijt, A., 2012). This is essential for building stronger learning capacity and better growth among students. It helps form an appropriate network and collaboration skills and at the same time helps students learn effectively. It is extremely important that students understand the importance of peer learning and use it for their advantage. This can help them obtain better focus on development of several skills.
Koschmann, T., 2001, carried out an empirical research based on observation studies. He observed students studying in groups and individuals study while teaching and carrying out various activities in class. Then he tried to find the similarities and differences. Research that was carried out and summarized in the research article, “Revising the paradigms of instructional technology” and it indicates that studying in groups does lead to several benefits including motivation. As students learn from each other it becomes easier for them to remain motivated and enthusiastic as learning and synergy both takes place. At the same time it is essential that social loafing or playfulness does not affect studies. It is important that children encourage each other to learn better while they study in groups (Koschmann, T., 2001). The teaching process or the instructional process helped the author get several insights into how the students learn and what benefits them. It also helped in understanding and evaluating the impact of group activities and learning with peers on the rewards or benefits gained. Motivation is essential for students to continue learning better and group studies does help them achieve this with ease as they understand what others are facing. They also gain better confidence as they are not alone.