Social network analysis of peer relationships and online interactions in a blended class using blogs
Jieun Lee, Dept. of Education, Korea (South) ; Curtis J. Bonk, Dept. of Instructional Systems Technology, United States
Internet and Higher Education Volume 28, Number 1, ISSN 1096-7516 Publisher: Elsevier Ltd
This study examines the social network of the learner relationships and online interactions in a graduate course using weblogs for writing and sharing weekly reflective journals during a 16-week semester. The social network data of the learner relationships were gathered twice by measuring learners' perceived emotional closeness with other learners. In terms of the online interactions among the learners, the numbers of replies that individual learners had posted to and received from others' postings were respectively calculated and analyzed. The findings from these measures indicated that the social network patterns and values as measured by peer relationships were noticeably changed at the end of the semester, when compared to that at the beginning. The impact of blogging activities on such changes was supported by correlational analysis between the peer relationships in the social network and online interactions through the learner blogs.
Lee, J. & Bonk, C.J. (2016). Social network analysis of peer relationships and online interactions in a blended class using blogs. Internet and Higher Education, 28(1), 35-44. Elsevier Ltd.
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