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Texas Tech University
An Investigation of How Discussion Group Composition, Discussion Topic, and Topic Expertise Affect the Quality of Online Discussion Posts
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2012 (Jun 26, 2012) pp. 893–898
This study examined the effects of three variables, computer skill level (low vs. high), discussion group composition (homogeneous vs. heterogeneous), and discussion topic (computer related vs. non-computer related), on students’ quality of posts in ...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2013 (Jun 24, 2013) pp. 2041–2043
A mixed research method was used to investigate the reasons why students often keep silence or have low motivation in online discussions. The findings of this study indicated that college students’ interest level of discussion topics may be...
The Effects of Types of Interactions on Students’ Quality of Discussions and Discussion Satisfactions
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2013 (Mar 25, 2013) pp. 498–501
This study examined the effects of four types of interactions on students’ quality of discussions and discussion satisfactions. The findings indicated that students who had low technology backgrounds achieved higher quality of online discussions...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2012 (Mar 05, 2012) pp. 14–18
Many articles have been published on how to improve the quality of discussion within the asynchronous discussion boards frequently used in online courses. Still, the traditional written text threaded discussion boards often fail to produce the...