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Social network analysis of students interaction in online asynchronous discussion forum

Erlin, Erlin and Yusof, Norazah and Abdul Rahman, Azizah (2008) Social network analysis of students interaction in online asynchronous discussion forum. In: E-Learning Technologies and Applications. Penerbit UTM, Johor, pp. 121-144. ISBN 978-983-52-0630-6

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Abstract

With the rapid evolution of communication technologies, people’s experiences become more virtual and less tangible. Nonetheless, these digital experiences are usually recorded, and they could be traced and analyzed (Willging, 2005). Online discussions, as a component of e-learning, have become common activities in postsecondary education. It can facilitate collaborative learning, when students are actively engaged in sharing information and perspectives through interaction with other students (Harasim, Hiltz, Teles & TuroV, 1995). Additionally, online discussion has the potential to expose students to a broader range of views than face to face talk, and hence enable them to develop more complex perspectives on a topic (Prain & Lyons, 2000).

Item Type:Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords:network, asynchronous
Subjects:T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions:Computer Science and Information System (Formerly known)
ID Code:26491
Deposited By: Fazli Masari
Deposited On:18 Jul 2012 06:57
Last Modified:30 Jul 2012 04:10

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