E-collaborative environment is one of the key learning medium based on the potential functions provided in support of the learning process, specifically for the part-time adult learners. Therefore, designing for the best use of structured discussion interactive forum is the key to maximize the learning process with more flexibility. The main purpose of this paper was to develop and evaluate the diskusiMAYA platform, as an interactive forum for adult learners outside of the formal classroom. Using ADIIE Model as the framework for this study, several phases were involved in process of designing the diskusiMAYA platform including analysis phase, design phase, integration phase, implementation phase and evaluation phase. Through the diskusiMAYA platform, the log report for detailed information through field research that can record students’ interaction and learning outcomes were used. Results show that there are several categories of discussions can be considered as the result of the interaction in e-collaborative learning environment through contribution of knowledge in the diskusiMAYA platform including; i) academic, ii) non-academic, iii) in the group, and iv) question and answer. All these discussion types were considered in designing the in diskusiMAYA platform as an effective tool to support the participation of adult learners. In addition, i) the students’ participation through a collaborative process and collaborative stage in e-collaborative environment; ii) the use of e-collaborative environment by students and iii) the relationship between the level of participation at the level of student activity also will be discussed in this paper.
Keywords: e- collaborative environment, e-learning, interactive forum, Adult Learning, diskusiMAYA, ADIIE Model.
Publication Date : August 26, 2016
|EndNote||%0 International E-Journal of Advances in Education DESIGNING STRUCTURED DISCUSSION FORUM FOR ADULT LEARNERS THROUGH E-COLLABORATIVE ENVIRONMENT %A Mohd Shahril Nizam Bin Shaharom , Umi Kalsum Mohd Salleh , Simin Ghavifekr , Muhammad Aiman Abdul Halim %T DESIGNING STRUCTURED DISCUSSION FORUM FOR ADULT LEARNERS THROUGH E-COLLABORATIVE ENVIRONMENT %D 2016 %J IJAEDU- International E-Journal of Advances in Education %P 2411-1821-2411-1821 %V 2 %N 5 %R doi: 10.18768/ijaedu.93987 %U 10.18768/ijaedu.93987|