MBA On Line: Is Challenging Peer Work Motivating? Is It Mastered?
Caroline Akhras, Notre Dame University, Lebanon
Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia Volume 21, Number 4, ISSN 1055-8896 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA
Deciding to go the extra mile to continue self-development does not necessarily mean learning to assimilate online technology into one’s field of expertise though it has been found that general-purpose social networking sites are a popular venue for peer socialization where goals are shared, integrated, and mastered virtually. It has been found that intention to work towards a goal is a major source of motivation. Moreover, it has been shown that people engage in improved learning when they participate in creating their goals within their context since these goals clearly state what needs to be done and how much effort needs to be expended towards arriving at goal-fulfilment. Research shows that specific challenging goals if jointly established may be motivating to attain when feedback is appropriately provided. The purpose of this case study is to prove that not only do MBA students master business assignments online but that they also master online pair work. Three critical components are addressed: (a) performance in practice, (b) motivated in practice, and (c) student-teacher dialogue in practice. Case assessment was conducted. Implications and recommendations were made.
Invited as a paper from E-Learn 2011
Akhras, C. (2012). MBA On Line: Is Challenging Peer Work Motivating? Is It Mastered?. Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, 21(4), 317-333. Waynesville, NC USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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