Title: A study of students' CMC behaviours for incorporating CMC in teaching and learning

Authors: Aihua Wang; Siu Cheung Kong

Addresses: Department of Educational Technology, Graduate School of Education, Peking University, Beijing, 100871, China ' Department of Mathematics and Information Technology, Hong Kong Institute of Education, Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Abstract: This study investigates the relationship among personal characteristics, CMC behaviours and the perceived positive and negative effects of CMC on learning. Based on the survey on college students, the study finds asynchronous and private CMC usage are correlated more strongly with the positive effects of CMC on learning, and the students who have higher self-efficacy on CMC and open to new experience are more likely to use asynchronous or private CMC. This study makes recommendations for teacher to incorporate CMC into hybrid disciplinary learning and for administer to encourage teachers to use CMC to enhance the teaching and learning.

Keywords: computer-mediated communication; personal characteristics; CMC behaviour; asynchronous CMC; private CMC; self-efficacy; openness; effects on learning; hybrid learning; collaborative learning; innovation; teaching and learning; social media; higher education; China; internet.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIL.2013.052901

International Journal of Innovation and Learning, 2013 Vol.13 No.3, pp.339 - 352

Received: 08 May 2021
Accepted: 12 May 2021

Published online: 31 Mar 2013 *

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