The research focuses on the impacts of using collaborative software in student project teams. Specifically, an exploratory study of students’ perceptions of learning and attitudes and the impact of faculty actions when using Microsoft’s SharePoint Services to facilitate student intra-team collaboration is examined. The research objective is to identify meaningful correlations between variables measuring students’ attitudes and affective behaviors regarding SharePoint and actions controllable by faculty supporting the use of SharePoint. Students enrolled in a required, core business course that made significant use of student teams supported by SharePoint participated in the web-based questionnaire. The significant correlations among the measures developed using this data indicate that faculty action supporting the use of collaborative software may influence student learning directly as well as indirectly through students’ attitudes and intentions to use the software. These empirical results also indicate that social cognitive theory may well provide a theoretical foundation for future research.
Baker-Evelett, Lori and Stone, Robert W, "An Exploratory Study of the Faculty Influences on Student's Attitudes and Learning Using the Collaborative Software Sharepoint Services" (2008). Proceedings of the 2008 AIS SIGED: IAIM International Conference on Information Systems Education and Research. 24.