Web 2.0 technology: Social learning tools in higher education in Saudi Arabia

Khawaji, Taha Mansor N. (2016) Web 2.0 technology: Social learning tools in higher education in Saudi Arabia. PhD thesis, Queensland University of Technology.

Abstract

Information and communication technology (ICT) has created opportunities for students' online interaction in higher education throughout the world. Limited research has been done in this area in Saudi Arabia. This study investigated university students' engagement and perceptions of online collaborative learning using Social Learning Tools (SLTs). In addition, it explored the quality of knowledge construction that occurred in this environment. A mixed methods case study approach was adopted, and the data was gathered from undergraduate students (n=43) who were enrolled in a 15-week course at a Saudi university. The results showed that while the students had positive perceptions towards SLTs and their engagement, data gathered from their work also showed little evidence of high levels of knowledge construction.

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ID Code: 93426
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD)
Supervisor: Chandra, Vinesh & Dreamson, Neal
Keywords: Web 2.0, SLTs, Student Engagement, Online Collaborative Learning, Knowledge Construction, Higher Education
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 20 Apr 2016 06:17
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2016 06:17

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