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Facilitating learners' online discussions in completing group assignments

Ali, Mohd. Fadzli and Mohd. Tahir, Lokman and Mohd. Said, Mohd. Nihra Haruzuan (2016) Facilitating learners' online discussions in completing group assignments. In: 2016 IEEE Conference on e-Learning, e-Management and e-Services, IC3E 2016, 10 Oct, 2016, Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia.

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The common practice over the past few years in Malaysia tertiary institutions is the use of online forum with the assistance of the instructor to promote effective teamwork in completing group work. The benefits of using an online discussion during and outside classroom have been discussed widely by various educationists and it has become a much emerging literature. Despite this, there are still some studies in Malaysia context that showed otherwise. Thus, a qualitative case study using purposive sampling was conducted to examine whether students’ online discussions could improve students' understanding on the assignment topic and contents. The findings indicated that the strategic use of online discussion forum guided by the instructor could effectively enhance students’ understanding to complete group assignments.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information:RADIS System Ref No:PB/2016/05776
Uncontrolled Keywords:online discussions, e-learning
Subjects:L Education
Divisions:Advanced Informatics School
ID Code:67056
Deposited By: Siti Nor Hashidah Zakaria
Deposited On:25 Aug 2017 06:22
Last Modified:25 Aug 2017 06:22

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