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General Information
    • ISSN: 2010-3689
    • Frequency: Bimonthly (2011-2014); Monthly (Since 2015)
    • DOI: 10.18178/IJIET
    • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Steve Thatcher
    • Executive Editor: Ms. Nancy Y. Liu
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Editor-in-chief
Prof. Dr. Steve Thatcher
University of South Australia, Australia
It is my honor to be the editor-in-chief of IJIET. The journal publishes good papers which focous on the advanced researches in the field of information and education technology. Hopefully, IJIET will become a recognized journal among the scholars in the filed of information and education technology.
IJIET 2015 Vol.5(5): 354-357 ISSN: 2010-3689
DOI: 10.7763/IJIET.2015.V5.529

A Study of Synchronous vs. Asynchronous Collaborative Design in Students‟ Learning Motivation

Yong-Ming Huang, Chia-Sui Wang, and Yi-Chun Liu
Abstract—Collaborative applications of cloud computing have garnered considerable attention in recent years, but little effort has been devoted to exploring the effects of them on students’ learning motivation. In this study, we use Google Docs to support students in collaboratively designing the structure of the website. In this quasi-experimental design, 49 university students participated in the study. The participants were divided into two groups, an “experimental group” and a “control group.” The experimental group was able to simultaneously design the structure of the website, namely synchronous design, while the control group designed the website asynchronously. The results show that synchronous design was not particularly helpful in motivating students’ learning when compared to asynchronous design.

Index Terms—Synchronous, asynchronous, collaborative design, learning motivation.

Yong-Ming Huang is with the Department of Applied Informatics and Multimedia, Chia Nan University of Pharmacy and Science, Taiwan (e-mail: ym.huang.tw@gmail.com).
Chia-Sui Wang is with the Department of General Education, Chia Nan University of Pharmacy and Science, Taiwan (e-mail: lcwang@mail.chna.edu.tw).
Yi-Chun Liu is with the Department of Applied Foreign Languages, Chia Nan University of Pharmacy and Science, Taiwan (e-mail: ycliu715@gmail.com).

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Cite: Yong-Ming Huang, Chia-Sui Wang, and Yi-Chun Liu, "A Study of Synchronous vs. Asynchronous Collaborative Design in Students‟ Learning Motivation," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 5, no. 5, pp. 354-357, 2015.

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