A Study of Online Discussion Types in Web-Based Environment
Soonkyoung Yoon, Cheolil Lim, Eunkyoung Yeon, Youngmin Song, Seoul National University, Korea (South)
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Vienna, Austria ISBN 978-1-880094-65-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
The purpose of this study is to investigate what kinds of message types and message interactions students create according to two different types (debate and free discussion) of online discussions. Research site was an undergraduate course in a cyber university in Korea. Research participants were forty three students enrolled in the course. Students’ messages posted in an online discussion board were collected as data and content analysis was conducted for data analysis. This study shows that students tend to produce different types of messages and message interactions according to each discussion type. The finding suggests that different teaching strategies are needed to develop for active online discussions.
Yoon, S., Lim, C., Yeon, E. & Song, Y. (2008). A Study of Online Discussion Types in Web-Based Environment. In J. Luca & E. Weippl (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2008--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 2503-2508). Vienna, Austria: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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