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

Wai Man Winnie LAM, Haoran XIE, Dennis Y. W. LIU, Wai Ho Kevin 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. Copyright © 2019 Association for Computing Machinery.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2019 3rd International Conference on Education and E-Learning (ICEEL 2019)
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages13-19
ISBN (Print)9781450372251
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Citation

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 Proceedings of the 2019 3rd International Conference on Education and E-Learning (ICEEL 2019) (pp. 13-19). New York: Association for Computing Machinery.

Keywords

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

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