Developing a Collaborative e-Learning System Based on Users’ Perceptions

  • Shu-Sheng Liaw
  • Hsiu-Mei Huang
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4402)


The present study is to investigate learners’ perceptions toward a collaborative e-learning system. First, this study provides considerations of designing a collaborative e-learning environment. After that, the implementation of a collaborative e-learning system will be discussed. Furthermore, this study investigates 68 students’ perceptions toward the collaborative e-learning system. The results of factor analysis show that the five users’ perception factors are: environmental characteristics, environmental satisfaction, collaboration activities, learners’ characteristics, and environment acceptance. The results also indicate that these five factors should be considered at the same time when developing a collaborative e-learning system.


Knowledge Sharing Collaborative Learning Knowledge Construction Collaborative Activity Perceptual Factor 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shu-Sheng Liaw
    • 1
  • Hsiu-Mei Huang
    • 2
  1. 1.General Education Center, China Medical University, 91, Shiuesh Rd., Taichung, 404, TaiwanROC
  2. 2.Department of Management Science, National Taichung Institute of Technology, 129, Sec. 3, Saming Rd., Taichung, 404, TaiwanROC

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