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IJIET 2018 Vol.8(8): 574-581 ISSN: 2010-3689
doi: 10.18178/ijiet.2018.8.8.1102

Student Collaboration in Hybrid Classrooms Using PBWorks: A Study of University Students in Najran, Saudi Arabia

Hadi Almonuf

Abstract—Modern classrooms are no longer always traditional, face-to-face settings. Many students take part in online classes and hybrid classes. Education technology has made it possible for students to learn anytime and anyplace, which can be critical if attending class is difficult. This quantitative study explored the use of the wiki tool PBWorks for group collaboration in a hybrid setting. The participants were students from two classes, each studying the same course with the same professor at the University of Najran in Najran, Saudi Arabia. There were 21 students in the control group and 19 students in the experimental group (N=40). Both classes split into small groups for collaborative projects, with the experimental group working online using PBWorks to collaborate. The study explored if there were any differences in academic achievement between groups and if there were any differences in students’ attitudes toward collaboration. The results indicate that although both classes had similar improvement academically, the experimental group improved at a faster rate. Both groups showed an improvement in attitude toward collaborative learning, however there was no statistically significant difference between groups in pre-and post-survey or interaction between time and attitude.

Index Terms—Academic achievement, collaboration, education technology, PBWorks, wikis.

H. Almonuf was with University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO 80634 USA (e-mail: almo2005@bears.unco.edu).


Cite: Hadi Almonuf, "Student Collaboration in Hybrid Classrooms Using PBWorks: A Study of University Students in Najran, Saudi Arabia," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 8, no. 8, pp. 574-581, 2018.

General Information

  • ISSN: 2010-3689 (Online)
  • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Inf. Educ. Technol.
  • Frequency: Monthly
  • DOI: 10.18178/IJIET
  • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Jon-Chao Hong
  • Managing Editor: Ms. Nancy Y. Liu
  • Abstracting/ Indexing: Scopus (CiteScore 2023: 2.8), INSPEC (IET), UGC-CARE List (India), CNKI, EBSCO, Google Scholar
  • E-mail: ijiet@ejournal.net


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