Volume 3 Number 5 (Oct. 2013)
Home > Archive > 2013 > Volume 3 Number 5 (Oct. 2013) >
IJEEEE 2013 Vol.3(5): 381-385 ISSN: 2010-3654
DOI: 10.7763/IJEEEE.2013.V3.263

Structural Analysis of Anxiety in Online Cooperative Learning

Hiroki Yoshida, Seiji Tani, Tomoko Uchida, Jitsuko Masui, and Akira Nakayama
Abstract— Previous studies suggest that learners’ anxiety has negative effects on their behaviors, attitudes and achievements in online cooperative learning. Cooperative learning via the Internet requires learners to operate the learning system properly, and to cooperate with others effectively with the aim to accomplish a specific goal. In such a leaning situation, it is anticipated that learners might feel uneasy or fearful about using a computer and the Internet, and communicating with new acquaintances. However, few studies have focused on both of the aspects of learners’ anxiety. This study purposed to identify learners’ anxiety in online cooperative learning situations. As a result, 13 anxiety statements were identified as items for anxiety in online cooperative learning, and the 13 items were classified into three clusters: “computer anxiety”, “online learning anxiety”, and “communication anxiety”.

Index Terms— Anxiety, cooperative learning, online learning, internet-based learning.

Hiroki Yoshida, Seiji Tani, and Jitsuko Masui are with Tokoha University, Shizuoka, Japan (e-mail: h-yoshida@sz.tokoha-u.ac.jp).
Tomoko Uchida is with Jeju National University, Jeju, Korea.
Akira Nakayama is with Ehime University, Ehime, Japan.

Cite: Hiroki Yoshida, Seiji Tani, Tomoko Uchida, Jitsuko Masui, and Akira Nakayama, " Structural Analysis of Anxiety in Online Cooperative Learning," International Journal of e-Education, e-Business, e-Management and e-Learning vol. 3, no. 5, pp. 381-385, 2013.

General Information

ISSN: 2010-3654 (Online)
Abbreviated Title: Int. J. e-Educ. e-Bus. e-Manag. e-Learn.
Frequency: Quarterly
Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Kuan-Chou Chen
Executive Editor: Ms. Nancy Lau
Abstracting/ Indexing: EBSCO, Google Scholar, Electronic Journals Library, QUALIS, ProQuest, EI (INSPEC, IET)
E-mail: ijeeee@iap.org
  • May 14, 2019 News!

    Vol.7, No.4-Vol.8, No.2 have been indexed by EI (Inspec).   [Click]

  • Jul 19, 2019 News!

    IJEEEE Vol 9, No 4 is available online!    [Click]

  • Jul 18, 2019 News!

    The papers published in Vol 9, No 3 have all received dois from Crossref

  • Jun 03, 2019 News!

    IJEEEE Vol. 9, No. 3 is available online!    [Click]

  • May 21, 2019 News!

    The papers published in Vol.9, No.2 have all received dois from Crossref.

  • Read more>>