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Researching Social Capital in Video Mediated Virtual Communities: Problems and Prospects – The State of Affairs
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, Sociology, University of Saskatchewan, Canada ; , ARIES Lab, University of Saskatchewan, Canada

E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Vancouver, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-57-0 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), San Diego, CA

Abstract

The meaning of interaction in virtual learning communities can be difficult to understand let alone reconstruct conceptually. For instance, capturing perspectives of participants and making inferences which are both valid and meaningful poses many challenges. While it may not be possible to resolve this situation in its entirety, awareness of this situation and its implications for interpretation is essential. This paper reports on a methodology developed to understand these natural occurring interactions in video-mediated virtual communities. The goal of this methodology is identify themes emerging out of the discourse enabling the building of a conceptual model. This model, in turn, has the potential of pointing to the development of processes and tools that effectively facilitate and enhance participant interaction in such communities.

Citation

Poon, N. & Daniel, B. (2005). Researching Social Capital in Video Mediated Virtual Communities: Problems and Prospects – The State of Affairs. In G. Richards (Ed.), Proceedings of E-Learn 2005--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (pp. 2315-2324). Vancouver, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved October 16, 2019 from .

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