Attitudinal factors affecting wiki group collaboration for English writing

Chen, Chwen Jen and Chuah, Kee-Man and Tho, Jimmy and Teh, Chee Siong (2015) Attitudinal factors affecting wiki group collaboration for English writing. European Journal of Open, Distance and E-learning, 18 (2). ISSN 1027-5207

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Abstract

Wikis, being one of the popular Web 2.0 tools, have impacted students’ engagement and performance particularly in the aspects of second and foreign language learning. While an increasing number of studies have focused on the effectiveness of wiki in improving students’ writing skills, this study was conducted to examine the attitudinal factors that influence English as a Second Language (ESL) students’ group collaboration in using wikis for a writing task that was divided into three phases: pre-writing, individual-construction, joint-constructions. Data collected from these students after completing this task was analyzed based on three attitudinal aspects: motivation, perceived usefulness, and perceived ease of use. The findings reveal high mean scores for all aspects. Further multiple regression analysis reveals that motivation is the most important factor associated with group collaboration, indicating the need to boost students’ motivation to encourage effective collaboration in completing wiki writing tasks.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Wiki, Attitudinal factors, Collaborative learning, Pedagogical issues, Language learning, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Cognitive Sciences and Human Development
Depositing User: Pauline Beremas ak George Gerrie
Date Deposited: 05 Jan 2016 04:05
Last Modified: 05 Jan 2016 04:05
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/10026

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