Jigsaw teaching method for collaboration on cloud platforms

Wei-Lun Chang*, Vladlena Benson

*Corresponding author for this work

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This study explores a jigsaw-based learning method for collaboration on cloud platforms. We implement and test the method on a Masters course with 42 students from 17 countries. Regression analysis results revealed that the jigsaw method influenced individual learning in the group, usefulness of Google Classroom and slides influenced group learning, and cultural differences influenced collaboration. Collaboration also affected classroom community. Teachers can benefit from our findings by increasing usage of the jigsaw method and cloud platforms to foster learning through collaboration. Moreover, teachers can turn cultural differences into an advantage and help students enhance social connections. Moreover, improvements in collaboration could foster students’ classroom community.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)24-36
Number of pages13
JournalInnovations in Education and Teaching International
Issue number1
Early online date9 Jul 2020
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2022

Bibliographical note

This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis Group in Innovations in Education and Teaching International on 9 July 2020, available online at: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/14703297.2020.1792332.


  • Google Classroom
  • Jigsaw method
  • collaborative learning
  • cultural difference
  • social connectedness


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