Using Technologlical Tools to Solve Group Work Problems in Higher Education of Under Developing Countries: A Case Study
Group work activities are one of the main point or task in the high education. Switzer and Shriner (2000) were of the view that students are the most obvious party who benefit from group work among students, faculty members, and the community. According to them there are four overlapping types of benefits for students. These are: 1) immediate educational benefits, 2) immediate social benefits, 3) critical thinking benefits, and 4) long-term career benefits. Lawrance (1992) , and Yates (2001) were of the opinion that face to face communication will not solve the empowerment problems in group work activities. As, through FTF interaction male dominant role can be produced due to identity of speaker, eye contact, nodding, moving the hands , and facial expressions etc. In this situation suitable adoption of technology can be consider as an alternative mode of communication, where there is a chance of discrimination. This case study will be a further step in addition to the previous technological tools & group work related researches. In this researcher will try to explore that how suitable technological tools can play a role to over come the group work problems and to increase the performance of the students in the developing countries like Oman.
Khan, Habib Ullah, "Using Technologlical Tools to Solve Group Work Problems in Higher Education of Under Developing Countries: A Case Study" (2008). AMCIS 2008 Proceedings. 169.