The use of web-based communication tools for enhancing collaborative learning experience

Francis Yue
SCOPE, City University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong SAR, China

A number of web-based communication tools are now available to which students can freely gain access. With the use of such social media tools, communication among students and between students and their supervisors/tutors can be enhanced. These tools can improve the collaborative learning experience of students undertaking group projects. This paper focuses on the use of instant messaging and web-based collaboration tools involved in the group project work of undergraduate students.