• ISSN: 2155-7950
  • Journal of Business and Economics

Beyond The Lecture: The Use of Collaborative Online Learning in Principles of Economics

Khoo Yin Yin, Noor Al-Huda Abdul Karimī€ 
(Faculty of Management and Economics, Sultan Idris Education University, 35900 Tanjong Malim, Perak, Malaysia)

Abstract: The purpose of this study is to investigate the use of collaborative online learning (COL) to foster students’ interest in the course of Principles of Economics and online learning. The participants were 56 students from a university selected randomly and divided into two groups (experimental group and control group). A set of questionnaire and the quasi-experimental method were used in the study. Only one hypothesis had been tested. MANCOVA and ANOVA were employed for testing the significant effect in the mean score of students’ interest in the subject and collaborative online learning. The results show that the students in the experimental group significantly outperformed in these two matters.

Key words: collaborative online learning; interest; quasi experiment; principles of economics

JEL code: A2

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