Investigating online collaborative learning on students' learning outcomes in higher education

Winnie W.M. Lam, Haoran Xie, Dennis Y.W. Liu, Kevin W.H. Yung

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Abstract

This paper investigated online collaborative learning on students' learning outcomes in higher education with an online platform called GMoodle that was implemented at The Education University of Hong Kong. To discover the benefits and drawbacks of online collaborative learning, students were invited to join this exploratory study and complete the pre and post questionnaires to evaluate their learning outcomes. The quantitative and qualitative studies of 75 undergraduate students were conducted based on the questionnaires and focus group interviews, and the results showed that students' learning outcomes especially self-management skills and collaborative skills were enhanced through the online collaborative activities. Before launching GMoodle, trainings were provided for the in-service and pre-service teachers. Most of them reflected that GMoodle is a useful platform for educators to understand students' learning progress, promote active collaboration and facilitate team teaching across different disciplines. Not only the students but also the teachers benefited from this online learning platform for collaborative learning, fair assessment, and team teaching.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICEEL 2019 - 2019 the 3rd International Conference on Education and E-Learning
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages13-19
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781450372251
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 5 Nov 2019
Externally publishedYes
Event3rd International Conference on Education and E-Learning, ICEEL 2019 - Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 5 Nov 20197 Nov 2019

Publication series

NameACM International Conference Proceeding Series

Conference

Conference3rd International Conference on Education and E-Learning, ICEEL 2019
CountrySpain
CityBarcelona
Period5/11/197/11/19

Keywords

  • Fair assessment
  • Online collaborative learning
  • Student learning outcomes
  • Team teaching

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    Lam, W. W. M., Xie, H., Liu, D. Y. W., & Yung, K. W. H. (2019). Investigating online collaborative learning on students' learning outcomes in higher education. In ICEEL 2019 - 2019 the 3rd International Conference on Education and E-Learning (pp. 13-19). (ACM International Conference Proceeding Series). Association for Computing Machinery. https://doi.org/10.1145/3371647.3371656