Higher education students’ perceived readiness for computer-supported collaborative learning

Ghodratolah Khalifeh, Omid Noroozi, Mohammadreza Farrokhnia*, Ebrahim Talaee

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The purpose of this research was to study the perceived readiness of higher education students for computer-supported collaborative learning (CSCL). Moreover, the role of important demographic variables, such as gender, major of study, and computer ownership, was examined in students’ perceived readiness and its sub-scales. The data was collected from 326 higher education students of four study groups from a state university in Iran. MANOVA analysis was conducted to explore the possible role of the demographic variables in students’ perceived readiness for CSCL. Most of the participants showed high readiness for CSCL. The male participants demonstrated more online learning aptitude compared to females. A statistically significant difference was found in the online learning aptitude of the respondents majoring in engineering and basic sciences with the rest of the participants. Furthermore, the students with a personal computer, laptop, or tablet demonstrated higher levels of readiness for CSCL and online learning aptitude.

Original languageEnglish
Article number11
JournalMultimodal Technologies and Interaction
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2020


  • Computer ownership
  • Computer-supported collaborative learning (CSCL)
  • Gender
  • Higher education students
  • Major of study
  • Perceived readiness
  • Technology readiness


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