A pilot study of developing the Online Discussion Strategies Scale (ODSS)
Meng-Jung Tsai, National Taipei University, Taiwan
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Montreal, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-56-3 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
This paper presented a pilot study of the development of the Online Discussion Strategies Scale (ODSS). The purpose of this scale was designed to assess the advantages and disadvantages of the strategies utilized by an online learner while performing a discussion task with peers on the Internet. Starting with interviewing 20 college students, a total of 25 questions were collected as a pool of the candidate items for ODSS. A survey including all the candidate items was then administered to 167 college students and senior high school students. The results of the factor analysis extracted 17 items constructed in five factors with 60.11% variance explained. In addition, the reliability alpha of the total scale was 0.77. Although five factors were extracted in the initial version of the ODSS, further research was considered for improving the reliabilities of some subscales. A final version with related statistics will be presented in the conference in detail.
Tsai, M.J. (2005). A pilot study of developing the Online Discussion Strategies Scale (ODSS). In P. Kommers & G. Richards (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2005--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 3350-3353). Montreal, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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