ERIC Number: ED352016
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Jun
Computer Conferencing: Its Impact on Academic Help-Seeking.
Karabenick, Stuart A.
Arguing that seeking help when needed is an integral part of the learning process, this paper describes a three-stage help-seeking process; examines computer conferencing in academic contexts; and describes several characteristics that promote help-seeking, including the admission of inadequacy, the decision to seek help, and the ultimate acquisition of assistance. Conditions which moderate the potential facilitation of academic help-seeking are discussed, including the degree of cooperation versus competition and instructor and conference participants' reactions to requests for assistance. (Contains 30 references.) (Author/ALF)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Symposium on Computer Conferencing and Allied Technologies (2nd, Guelph, Ontario, Canada, June 1-4, 1987).