By Topic

The Power of We: Using Instant Messaging for Student Group Project Discussion

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$33 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

4 Author(s)
Aaron X. L. Shen ; Univ. of Sci. & Technol. of China, Suzhou ; Christy M. K. Cheung ; Matthew K. O. Lee ; WeiPing Wang

Online group work has been identified as an important issue in Web-based education for a long time. With the prevalence of instant messaging in adolescents, more and more students opt to choose this emerging synchronous communication medium for online group project discussion. In this paper, we-intention to use instant messaging for online group project discussion was examined and a research model of we-intention was proposed and empirically tested with 482 students in China. The research model explains 43.2% of the variance in we-intention and attitude, anticipated emotions, group norms and social identity are found statistically significant. Implications for both researchers and practitioners are discussed.

Published in:

Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, Proceedings of the 41st Annual

Date of Conference:

7-10 Jan. 2008