Students Perspectives on the Integration of Online Collaboration Tools for Learning
Rosemary L. Buraga

Rosemary L. Buraga, Isabela State University Cabagan ISUC Campus, Isabela, Philippines.
Manuscript received on 07 March 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 20 March 2019 | Manuscript published on 30 March 2019 | PP: 951-955 | Volume-8 Issue-5, March 2019 | Retrieval Number: E3358038519/19©BEIESP
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Abstract: This study was conducted to determine the students’ perspectives on the integration of Online Collaborative Tool in Learning. Specifically, it aimed to determine the online tools used by the students in learning within or outside the classroom; identify the problems or challenges encountered by the students in using online tools; assess the perception on the benefits of using online collaborative tools in learning; determine the needs of the students when using an online collaborative tool in learning; and find out the difference on the perceptions of the ICT students and non-ICT students. The study made use of descriptive method of research. Student’s perceptions toward the use of online tools for learning were determined through a survey questionnaire. Weighted mean, percentage, ranking and z-test were used in order to analyze the data gathered from 302 respondents (50 ICT and 252 non-ICT students) from the different colleges in the Isabela State University Cabagan, Campus which was drawn through stratified random sampling. Results showed that students generally agreed that online collaborative tools are beneficial when used in learning. The perception of Non-ICT and ICT students on the use of online collaborative tools for learning revealed significantly difference. However, the students primary problems encountered were the unavailability of internet connection, unavailability of computer to be used and lack of financial resources. Whereas, to maximize the benefits of the use of online collaborative tools for students learning, the following should be considered: free internet connectivity in the classroom, available computers, viewing of class standing, announcement notification, and viewing of announcements.
Keyword: Integration, Learning Collaboration, Online Collaboration Tools, Perspectives.
Scope of the Article: Aggregation, Integration, and Transformation