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ERIC Number: EJ1052331
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Mar
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 65
ISSN: ISSN-2329-4922
Investigating Factors Affecting Group Processes in Virtual Learning Environments
Hazari, Sunil; Thompson, Sandra
Business and Professional Communication Quarterly, v78 n1 p33-54 Mar 2015
With the widespread popularity of distance learning, there is a need to investigate elements of online courses that continue to pose significant challenges for educators. One of the challenges relates to creating and managing group projects. This study investigated business students' perceptions of group work in online classes. The constructs of learning and social interaction, process satisfaction, product satisfaction, and use of technology in the virtual learning environment were investigated. The use of social media networks by group participants was also examined. Recommendations are provided for business educators looking to develop or enhance teamwork in virtual learning environments.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Georgia