International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss

Investing IT in Business Students: On Line Peer Work Is Worth That Extra Mile
Dr. Caroline Akhras

It is held that today’s students tend to be tech-savvy, interrelating 24/7 with friends, family, and people around the world by chatting, audio-visually recording, posting pictures, blogging, and creating wikis. Studies have also found that not everyone is on board the Firefox/Facebook/cell phone generation. Integrating educational tools online Business courses in a step-by-step process may motivate university students into the dynamic, multi-dimensional, and social context of learning today. University educators who are strong adherents of educational technology are in the process of building the technology infrastructure to integrate IT into their curriculum and students’ mind sets. Nonetheless, it has been noted that Web 2.0 tools and practices may be challenging to business students who have simply mastered IT socially. The purpose of this study is to prove that through appropriate knowledge management of students’ on-line performance, it may be easier for teachers to facilitate undergraduate business student’s performance success in business courses. Two critical components were addressed: (a) a step-by-step learning process, and (b) student-teacher interaction. Case assessment was conducted. Implications and recommendations were made.

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