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ERIC Number: ED504835
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Hitting Reply: A Qualitative Study to Understand Student Decisions to Respond to Online Discussion Postings
Chapman, Diane D.; Storberg-Walker, Julia; Stone, Sophia J.
Online Submission, Paper presented at the International Research Conference in the Americas of the Academy of Human Resource Development (Indianapolis, IN, Feb 28-Mar 4, 2007)
Providing tools for dialogue exchange does not ensure that students will respond to teammate postings or that online groups will grow in cohesiveness (Murphy, 2004). Students decide whether or not to reply, and it is increasingly important to understand how students make these decisions due to the increase in distance education, Millennials, and asynchronous teamwork in the workplace. This exploratory qualitative study was based on an interpretivist philosophy to understand how students "hit reply." (Contains 1 table.)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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