Year 2020, Volume 6 , Issue 17, Pages 220 - 227 2020-09-14

ROLE OF ONLINE COLLABORATIVE PLATFORM IN HIGHER EDUCATION CONTEXT

Qais Ali MOHAMMED [1] , Vikas Rao NAİDU [2] , Maiya Said Abdullah AL HARTHİ [3] , Suha BABİKER [4] , Qais Al BALUSHİ [5] , Mohammed Yousuf AL RAWAHİ [6] , Nasiba Harib Saif AL RİYAMİ [7]


The education sector has already embraced the new generation of technology and started working towards the enhancement of various teaching and learning strategies. With the involvement of various e-tools, teaching and learning process is reaching its next level of implementation. At present, almost every educational establishment is working on implementing various e-resources on their own Virtual Learning Environment. Some of these are even cloud-based and hence enable the end-users (teachers and students), to access the e-resources and collaborate in-class activities even from remote locations. When it comes to group assessments, various collaborative tools come into the picture. Many educational organizations allow their students to access social media platform such as Facebook etc and conduct collaborative exercises on it. One of the critical aspects of enhancing learning through social networks is the fact that distance or off-campus students are limited from meeting with their teachers and addressing them face-to-face. However, both on-campus and off-campus students do have a Facebook account, thus breaking the distance barrier between students and teachers. By using Facebook chat, students can communicate in real-time with each other or with their lecturers. Other such platforms include Microsoft Kaizala, which is becoming popular during these days since it doesn’t require the participants to share their private accounts or mobile numbers in order to do an online collaboration for academic purpose. This research paper contains a study of various online collaborative tools, their pros and cons, recommendations for usage and implementation. Finally, the authors will reflect on their studies and suggest various ways of implementations for different purpose and nature of assessments, in order to cover the learning outcomes of the session.
Smart education, e-resources, online learning, education technology, social media for education
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Primary Language en
Subjects Education and Educational Research
Journal Section Articles
Authors

Author: Qais Ali MOHAMMED (Primary Author)
Institution: Middle East College
Country: Oman


Author: Vikas Rao NAİDU (Primary Author)
Institution: Middle East College
Country: Oman


Author: Maiya Said Abdullah AL HARTHİ
Institution: Middle East College
Country: Oman


Author: Suha BABİKER
Institution: Middle East College
Country: Oman


Author: Qais Al BALUSHİ
Institution: Middle East College
Country: Oman


Author: Mohammed Yousuf AL RAWAHİ
Institution: Middle East College
Country: Oman


Author: Nasiba Harib Saif AL RİYAMİ
Institution: Middle East College
Country: Oman


Dates

Publication Date : September 14, 2020

EndNote %0 International E-Journal of Advances in Education ROLE OF ONLINE COLLABORATIVE PLATFORM IN HIGHER EDUCATION CONTEXT %A Qais Ali Mohammed , Vikas Rao Nai̇du , Maiya Said Abdullah Al Harthi̇ , Suha Babi̇ker , Qais Al Balushi̇ , Mohammed Yousuf Al Rawahi̇ , Nasiba Harib Saif Al Ri̇yami̇ %T ROLE OF ONLINE COLLABORATIVE PLATFORM IN HIGHER EDUCATION CONTEXT %D 2020 %J IJAEDU- International E-Journal of Advances in Education %P 2411-1821-2411-1821 %V 6 %N 17 %R doi: 10.18768/ijaedu.789422 %U 10.18768/ijaedu.789422

Authors of the Article
Qais Ali MOHAMMED [1]
Vikas Rao NAİDU [2]
Maiya Said Abdullah AL HARTHİ [3]
Suha BABİKER [4]
Qais Al BALUSHİ [5]
Mohammed Yousuf AL RAWAHİ [6]
Nasiba Harib Saif AL RİYAMİ [7]