The research reported in this dissertation explored the process of collaborative learning among culturally diverse students in terms of attitudes, behaviour, and learning outcomes in higher education.
Intercultural online collaborative learning
Five empirical studies were conducted to identify and respond to the cultural issues influencing collaborative learning in both face-to-face and online modes of communication. The total sample for the present research included over 500 university students representing a total of 55 countries. The ultimate goal of the fives taken together was to develop an instructional script (i.e., guidance of students with regard to the learning task) for fostering collaboration and bridging intercultural differences in culturally diverse groups engaged in online collaborative learning. The so-called interculturally-enriched collaboration script was implemented and found to facilitate intercultural online collaborative learning.