Title: Collaboration tools in higher education students everyday life and learning

Authors: Lasma Ulmane-Ozolina, Marina Kazakevica, Vineta Kulmane

Addresses: Liepaja University, Liela Street 14, Liepaja, LV-3401, Latvia. ' E. Tise 60-11, Liepaja, LV-3400, Latvia. ' Liepaja University, Liela Street 14, Liepaja, LV-340, Latvia

Abstract: Web 2.0 as a buzzword takes its place in education. Web 2.0 associates with collaboration and sharing. Research is conducted to clarify collaboration tool usage in higher education students| everyday life activities and to find out is there tendency to use the same tools for learning. Moodle is the most popular learning management system used by higher education institutions. This research is made within Moodle context with aim to find out if students use collaboration tools in Moodle. Research conducted at Liepaja University (Latvia) and research methods used are focus group interviews and survey. This is ongoing research.

Keywords: collaboration; collaborative tools; Web 2.0; Moodle; higher education; skills; Latvia; learning management systems.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTCS.2011.039561

International Journal of Teaching and Case Studies, 2011 Vol.3 No.2/3/4, pp.228 - 235

Published online: 28 Feb 2015 *

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