Year 2021, Volume 22 , Issue 1, Pages 1 - 18 2020-12-31


Jieun LEE [1] , Gihan OSMAN [2]

The purpose of this study was to compare the experiences and perceptions of UAE and Korean students in campus-based universities of online collaborative learning (OCL). 262 college students participated in online surveys. Their experiences in terms of frequency, assessment, barriers, support, and attitude for OCL in each country were examined. With Importance-Performance Analysis, the perceived importance of OCL activities was compared with actual frequency. Both countries’ students experienced group projects and group presentations the most frequently, while online collaborative writing and online group exams were rarely used. As barriers to OCL, UAE students pointed out language, gender, and privacy as the major barriers while Korean students mentioned students’ attitude and language. UAE students had more frequent experiences of and more positive attitudes toward OCL than did Korean students, although the two countries have similar cultural propensities.
Online collaborative learning, Korea,, UAE,, cross-cultural study, IPA.
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Primary Language en
Subjects Social
Journal Section Articles

Author: Jieun LEE (Primary Author)
Institution: School of Education Chosun University Gwangju, SOUTH KOREA
Country: South Korea

Author: Gihan OSMAN
Institution: Graduate School of Education American University in Cairo Cairo, EGYPT
Country: Egypt


Application Date : January 29, 2020
Acceptance Date : January 26, 2021
Publication Date : December 31, 2020

APA Lee, J , Osman, G . (2020). STUDENTS’ EXPERIENCES AND PERCEPTIONS OF ONLINE COLLABORATIVE LEARNING IN HIGHER EDUCATION OF KOREA AND THE UAE . Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education , 22 (1) , 1-18 . DOI: 10.17718/tojde.849870