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ERIC Number: EJ1147625
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jul
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: EISSN-1302-6488
Collaborative Work Competency in Online Postgraduate Students and Its Prevalence on Academic Achievement
Castillo, Marisela; Heredia, Yolanda; Gallardo, Katherina
Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, v18 n3 Article 11 Jul 2017
The purpose of this research was aimed to establish a relationship between the level of collaborative work competency and the academic performance of students in an online master's degree program. An ex-post-facto investigation was conducted through a quantitative methodology and descriptive analysis. A collaborative competency checklist was designed to evaluate 46 teams in order to estimate their collaborative work competency level. This competency was assessed through interactions and performance, registered in discussion forums. Results confirmed a positive correlation between high level of collaborative work competency and academic achievement. Didactic recommendations of this study included collaborative learning activities as one way to promote useful academic and personal skills development. For future research, experimental approaches could be applied to get higher level of certainty about collaborative competency benefits.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Mexico