Visual representation of computer mediated communication patterns in distance learning

Dafoulas, George ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2638-8771 (2006) Visual representation of computer mediated communication patterns in distance learning. In: Proceedings of the 17th Annual International Resources Management Association (IRMA) International Conference. .

Abstract

The aim of this paper is to present a study for the visualisation of communication patterns evident in distance learning. More specifically, computer mediated communication in distance learning online communities, shows emerging patterns that differ according to team formation and learning activities. In this paper a list of factors affecting communication patterns in distance learning is discussed. This study is primarily concerned with the correlation between patterns of communication and the affecting factors. Findings from such efforts can prove beneficiary to instructors in distance learning during the selection of criteria suitable for designing successful learning activities. Initially in this study, student interaction of several hundred posts (approx. 1500) in three modules delivered via blended teaching is analysed. The second phase of the study is concerned with the observation and analysis of 30+ threaded discussions taking place in fully distance learning mode.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > Computer Science
Item ID: 8744
Depositing User: George Dafoulas
Date Deposited: 18 May 2015 14:45
Last Modified: 27 Sep 2019 16:04
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/8744

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