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ERIC Number: ED448723
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Oct
Pages: 6
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Student Use of Computer-Mediated Communication in a Distance Education Course.
Johnson, Miriam McNown
Students enrolled in a graduate level social work class offered through distance education were encouraged to use e-mail and a class listserv. Analysis of the sources and content of course-related electronic transmissions revealed that distant students were significantly more likely than on-campus students to use e-mail and a course listserv. Students used the technology most often for practical reasons, such as asking for clarification of course expectations or requesting exam results. They seldom used the listserv for extended discussions of course content or related topics. In responses to a survey about their use of computer-mediated communication (CMC), students reported significant increases in self-assessed competence and expressed positive opinions about these technological supports. A table presents data on the topics of student messages. (Contains 17 references.) (Author/MES)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A