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Collaboration technology for distance learners: a needs analysis


Shaikh Ali, Siti Haryani and Azmanuddin, Nurul Sharaz and Wan Ali, Wan Zah and Mohd Ayub, Ahmad Fauzi and Abdullah, Rusli (2011) Collaboration technology for distance learners: a needs analysis. In: 7th International Conference on Information Technology in Asia (CITA 2011), 12-13 July 2011, Kuching, Sarawak. .


For a number of years, there have been some concern the online learning, or e-learning, especially the need for online collaboration tools to assist the students in their learning processes. This paper investigates the need for online collaboration tools for distance learners, who currently understanding their studies in a public university in a hybrid mode, which is a combination of face-to-face meetings, video conferencing sessions and the online sessions. Questionnaire was distributed to the 369 undergraduate distance learners, and the results demonstrated that the learners were moderately competent in the associated technologies in online learning. Furthermore, they had anticipated that there will be problems in performing the groupwork, which reduces their perception on online learning. This paper proposes the collaboration tools in an attempt to reduce the learners' problems and also to take full advantage of their current competencies.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Divisions: Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology
Faculty of Educational Studies
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.1109/CITA.2011.5999511
Publisher: IEEE
Keywords: Collaboration; Online learning; Distance learning; Collaboration technology
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 12 Jun 2019 02:09
Last Modified: 12 Jun 2019 02:09
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/69007
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