ICT Mediated Collaborative Learning: a learner-centred approach to improving ICT literacy and employability of business graduates

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Papadopoulos, Theo and Woodley, Carolyn (2008) ICT Mediated Collaborative Learning: a learner-centred approach to improving ICT literacy and employability of business graduates. Communications of the IBIMA (International Business Information Management Association), 4 (28). pp. 207-215. ISSN 1943-7765


This paper examines the creation of customised Information Communication Technology (ICT) intensive collaborative learning spaces to facilitate effective teamwork and enhance communication and problem solving skills of students in Business degrees at Victoria University. A recent survey (2006) of business practitioners, HR managers, business alumni and academics, reveals that ICT literacy is rated by all groups as the most important area of academic and technical knowledge. Moreover, alumni rated ‘business information systems’ as the most important subject studied in relation to the performance of their current role, while knowledge and understanding of information technology was highlighted by business respondents as critical for future business graduates. This paper examines an innovative approach to teaching utilising ICT mediated collaborative learning spaces that enable a range of innovative learning activities including: team-based work and information exchange; research and reporting; resource discovery and data mining; multimedia reporting, idea organizing, and presentation construction; e-portfolios and peer review; local and remote collaborative exchange, including international collaboration between project teams working in Melbourne, Kuala Lumpur and Liaoning. Innovation in curricula, pedagogy and learning spaces is essential to developing ICT literacy for future managers and industry leaders.

Item type Article
URI https://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/3884
Official URL http://www.ibimapublishing.com/journals/CIBIMA/vol...
Subjects Historical > FOR Classification > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy
Historical > FOR Classification > 1503 Business and Management
Historical > SEO Classification > 9399 Other Education and Training
Current > Division/Research > Centre for Collaborative Learning and Teaching (CCLT)
Keywords ResPubID16294, Information Communication Technology (ICT), Business students, Victoria University, team-based work, information exchange, research and reporting, resource discovery, data mining, multimedia reporting, idea organizing, presentation construction, e-portfolios, peer review, local and remote collaborative exchange
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