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ERIC Number: EJ864045
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1528-3518
Key Factors in Online Collaboration and Their Relationship to Teamwork Satisfaction
Tseng, Hungwei; Ku, Heng-Yu; Wang, Chien-Hsin; Sun, Ling
Quarterly Review of Distance Education, v10 n2 p195-206 2009
Online instructors today search for ways to engage students in authentic activities in their courses to create real-world learning experiences. Collaborative grouping is 1 way that instructors promote students' creativity and productivity during the teamwork process. The present study is an attempt to enhance our understanding of students' teamwork experiences. The researchers in this study investigated the relationship between collaboration factors and teamwork satisfaction among 46 graduate students. Online survey protocol was used to collect data. Results revealed that the selected collaboration factors jointly accounted for 63% of the variance in online collaboration satisfaction. "Trust among teammates" and "organization practices" were effective factors for explaining online collaboration satisfaction. Recommendations for instructors to improve students' collaboration experiences are provided. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A