IMPACT OF COLLABORATIVE TOOLS UTILIZATION ON GROUP PERFORMANCE IN UNIVERSITY STUDENTS
Nowadays the growth of technology influences the changes in group collaboration's process either for the professional or for the students. The requirement of interaction in group collaboration while doing task forces the students to schedule their meeting in order to finish the task given. So the technology starts to influence the process of group collaboration as a communication and interaction media between students in doing their tasks. The purpose of this research is to analyze factors from technology characteristics that drive the students to use collaborative tools, and the implication of using collaborative tools in group collaboration to the group performance. Our research model was validated using Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) technique with LISREL 8.8 tool on 196 respondents from undergraduate and postgraduate students of Faculty of Computer Science, Universitas Indonesia. Our findings showed that the ease of use and perceived usefulness of the collaborative tools drive the students to use collaborative tools when doing their tasks. The existence of collaborative learning is also a driving factor for the students to use collaborative tools. In addition, the use of collaborative tools also showed a positive influence to the team performance.