Abstract—The present educational system must be
digitalised in light of the growth of communication technology
and the current confined lifestyle caused by the pandemic’s
expansion. However, efforts to digitise education usually
encounter two major issues: first, the applications developed
are more likely to emphasise the qualities of graphics and
animations; second, the multimedia presentation highlighted in
the application is a stereotype that causes users to become bored.
Thus, the purpose of this research was to look into the effects of
Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL) as a
medium for knowledge construction in the School Based
Assessment (SBA) environment using the Collaborative
Portfolio Assessment (CPA) learning system. The sample
comprised 61 students from two Malaysian secondary schools
partaking in the History teaching and learning (T&L) process
utilising the CPA learning system. The value of Sig. (p-value)
was 0.000, less than 0.05, based on the results of the pre and
post-test evaluations for both groups of students. In essence,
there is a substantial difference in the average test scores of the
children before and after the intervention. According to the
data, all selected students received an average grade of 80% or
better on their 13 task question marks, indicating a good grade
on the task questions. Finally, all students interviewed believed
that the CPA learning system helped with their studies,
especially in learning more about the History subject through
quizzes, group projects, and discussion sessions.
Index Terms—Computer supported collaborative learning (CSCL), knowledge construction process, school based assessment (SBA)
The authors are with the Faculty of Technical and Vocational Education, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Parit Raja, Johor, 86400, Malaysia.
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Cite: Suhaizal Hashim*, Alias Masek, Nur Zahira Mohamed Zahir, and Nurhani Khamis, "The Efficacy of Students‟ Knowledge Construction Process in Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL) Environment: A Malaysian View," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 13, no. 9, pp. 1452-1461, 2023.Copyright © 2023 by the authors. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited (CC BY 4.0).