Online Project Based Collaborative Learning Model To Enhance Students Soft Skills

Razali, Sharifah Nadiyah (2016) Online Project Based Collaborative Learning Model To Enhance Students Soft Skills. Doctoral thesis, Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka.

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Abstract

Collaborative Learning (CL) has been proven to promote soft skills and has widely implemented in teaching and learning. However, initial study found the lack of soft skills issue among Malaysian Polytechnic graduates causing the students to face unemployment. Therefore, the purpose of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of Online Project Based Collaborative Learning (OPBCL) model in enhancing students’ soft skills. This study involves both qualitative and quantitative methods. This study has been divided into three phases which are (i) Analysis; (ii) Design and Development; and (iii) Implementation and Evaluation. In the analysis phase, all factors and elements that affect the effectiveness of Online Collaborative Learning (OCL) were identified through document review and validated by experts. At the end of this phases, an OCL model was proposed. In the design and development phase, OPBCL was designed and developed based on the proposed model. Besides that, three testing instruments were developed to assess the effectiveness of OPBCL which are (i) Pre and Post Soft Skill Test (SST), (ii) Collaborative Learning Rubric (CLR) and (iii) Perception of Online Collaborative Learning Questionnaire (POCLQ). Pilot study was conducted in order to ensure that all the instruments are valid and reliable. Finally, pre and post-test with non-equivalent control group design were used in implementation and evaluation phase which involves 106 respondents from Malaysian Polytechnic. The respondents were divided into three groups called Control, Treatment I and Treatment II group where their soft skills are assessed for comparison between traditional project based learning method (Control), online project based learning using CIDOS platform (Treatment I) and online project based learning using OPBCL platform (Treatment II). All collected data were analysed using SPSS 19.0 software. Findings from the pre and post soft skill indicated that all groups had positive effects on the soft skills of the students but in terms of the more successful group, the results showed that Treatment II is more success than Control group followed by Treatment I group. In addition, findings on the pre and post soft skills test of the critical thinking and problem solving (CTPS), collaboration (CS) and communication (CM) skills showed that for CTSP skill, Treatment II is more success than Control group followed by Treatment I group. For CS skill, there is no significant differences between Treatment I and Treatment II group. However, both treatment groups are more success than Control group. For CM skill, there is no significant differences between Control and Treatment II group. However, both Control and Treatment II groups are more success than Treatment I group. In conclusion, the proposed OPBCL model has shown an enhancement in students’ soft skills.

Item Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Group work in education, Professional learning communities, Community college teachers, Online Project, Learning Model, Students Soft Skills
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
Divisions: Library > Tesis > FTMK
Depositing User: Nor Aini Md. Jali
Date Deposited: 01 Jun 2017 05:41
Last Modified: 04 Dec 2020 11:30
URI: http://eprints.utem.edu.my/id/eprint/18565
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