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ERIC Number: ED432282
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Mar
Pages: 7
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A Qualitative and Quantitative Evaluation: Innovative Use of Internet Based Collaboration.
French, Deanie
This descriptive study has two phases. The first phase describes the mechanism for online collaboration. The second phase quantifies collaborative interaction. The coding design was partially based on ProjectH, a research study from 1992-94 involving a large number of collaborators from several countries who worked together to study worldwide collaborations on the Internet. This study looks in depth at the interaction of ten graduate students, enrolled as Internet-based students in a course at Southwest Texas State University, who communicated through the German-based system, Basic Support for Collaborative Workstation (BSCW) during September, 1998. E-mail messages from Internet-based students were also coded. Specifically, the study focused on the following questions: (1) How many students from the Internet-based class participated in the BSCW system? (2) Do some students use the system more frequently than others in a one-month period? (3) What were the e-mail variations? (4) What were the basic problems students had related to the BSCW system? (5) Were students satisfied with the course? and (6) By the end of the course, what were the variations of participation in the BSCW system? Final observations were made regarding student interactions throughout the course. (Author/AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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