• ISSN: 2010-3646 (Online)
    • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Social. Scienc. Humanit.
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    • DOI: 10.18178/IJSSH
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IJSSH 2015 Vol.5(3): 311-315 ISSN: 2010-3646
DOI: 10.7763/IJSSH.2015.V5.472

Utilizing Web 2.0 Tools in a Group Based Learning Environment: A Malaysian Classroom Perspective

Wai-Jing Kwok and Tse-Kian Neo

Abstract—The appropriateness of Web 2.0 tools implementation help engage students’ learning by enhancing their problem solving skills. Working cooperatively is a concern for the student in order to learn in the cooperative learning environment. Therefore, this paper focuses on the use of Web 2.0 tools that can enhance the students’ learning within the group-based learning context. This research had highlighted on the undergraduate students that studied in a course under environmental design, and the purpose of this class were created to require the students to work in a small team in order to develop a modelled exhibition booth for their specific brand chosen. Blog serves to be a tool in order for the students to have interaction with their peers and to form a classroom learning community within that learning environment. The intention of this research is to investigate the student’s learning experience and attitude towards the use of the web-logs when students were doing their group work. A survey that consist of 5-point Likert scale were given to the students to retrieve their feedback after they had use the web-logs as the documentation for their learning processes. Research results had showed that the students enjoy using the blogs as their learning tool to show their best work. Therefore, the output of this study managed to foster the students to become techno-savvy learners and able to work together as a team in order to achieve their final goals.

Index Terms—Web 2.0 tools, group-based learning, problem solving.

Wai-Jing Kwok and Tse-Kian Neo SMILE are with the Faculty of Creative Multimedia, Multimedia University, Malaysia (e-mail: wjkwok@mmu.edu.my).


Cite: Wai-Jing Kwok and Tse-Kian Neo, " Utilizing Web 2.0 Tools in a Group Based Learning Environment: A Malaysian Classroom Perspective," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 5, no. 3, pp. 311-315, 2015.


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