Title: Perceptions of students towards cooperative learning in undergraduate management information systems: exploratory quantitative analyses

Authors: Ta-Tao Chuang, Kazuo Nakatani

Addresses: School of Business, AD 09, Gonzaga University, 502 E. Boone Ave., Spokane, WA 99258, USA. ' College of Business, Florida Gulf Coast University, 10501 FGCU Boulevard South, Fort Myers, FL 33965-6565, USA

Abstract: This paper reports the findings of implementing a cooperative learning method in an undergraduate ||core|| Management Information Systems course taken by business students with diverse backgrounds and interests. The results confirmed the effectiveness of cooperative learning but also showed interesting findings of students| perception of the method. The paper also reports factors identified by students that might be detrimental to the successful use of cooperative learning. When planning to employ cooperative learning in their teaching, instructors can take into account those factors to improve their implementation of cooperative learning.

Keywords: cooperative learning; undergraduate MIS course; learning effectiveness; critical success factors; management information systems; business students; higher education; student perceptions.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIL.2005.006296

International Journal of Innovation and Learning, 2005 Vol.2 No.2, pp.152 - 174

Published online: 15 Feb 2005 *

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