International Students' Behaviour in Virtual Collaborative Learning Arrangements

Wissam Tawileh
Technische Universität Dresden, Germany


This paper presents a case study comparing the behaviour of students from different countries in a common Virtual Collaborative Learning course based on web analytics statistics. Using the open source web analytics engine Piwik (, browsing behaviour of students from Germany and Jordan in a closed learning social network was tracked and analysed. The results show differences in students’ browsing behaviour and usage preferences in terms of students’ engagement and students’ preferences. They provide implications for design adjustments of the Virtual Collaborative Learning arrangement to enhance the learning experience of students in both countries.

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