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ERIC Number: EJ869824
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jun
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1598-1037
Chinese Students' Perceptions of a Collaborative E-Learning Environment and Factors Affecting Their Performance: Implementing a Flemish E-Learning Course in a Chinese Educational Context
Zhu, Chang; Valcke, Martin; Schellens, Tammy; Li, Yifei
Asia Pacific Education Review, v10 n2 p225-235 Jun 2009
This study was set up in a Chinese university in Beijing by implementing a Flemish e-learning course in a Chinese setting. A main feature of the e-learning environment is the asynchronous "task-based" online group discussion. The purpose of the study is to understand Chinese students' perceptions of a collaborative e-learning environment and the factors that affect their online performance and academic achievement. The results of the study indicate that the students had less positive perceptions of the e-learning environment as compared to their perceptions of a more conventional environment. However, the students reported to a higher level of preferences of peer learning, critical thinking, and problem-based learning (PBL) after one semester e-learning experience. In addition, we examined variables that might have affected students' performance in e-learning environments. The results show that students with higher motivational orientations perform better in the online group discussions.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Belgium; China