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Table 2 Perceived benefits of participating in the Moodle forum (n=38)

From: Supporting cross-cultural online discussion with formal and informal platforms: a case between Hong Kong and Taiwan

Perceived benefits of online discussion SA/A N D/SD M SD
Exchanging ideas 36 (94.7%) 2 (5.3%) 0 4.18 .51
Encouraging critical thinking 27 (71.1%) 11 (28.9%) 0 3.76 .54
Improving the ability of multi-angle thinking 33 (86.8%) 5 (13.2%) 0 3.97 .49
Enhancing cross-cultural understanding and communication 33 (86.8%) 4 (10.5%) 1 (2.6%) 4.05 .66
Learn new knowledge from others’ posts 34 (89.5%) 3 (7.9%) 1 (2.6%) 4.13 .67
Organize and present ideas better on online discussing platforms 36 (94.7%) 2 (5.3%) 0 4.18 .51