ERIC Number: EJ1066642
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
Defining and Measuring Quality in Online Discussions
Spatariu, Alexandru; Hartley, Kendall; Bendixen, Lisa D.
Journal of Interactive Online Learning, v2 n4 Spr 2004
In support of research examining relationships between learner characteristics and the quality of online discussions, this paper surveys different methods for evaluating discussions. The paper will present coding methods used in our own research as well as methods used by others interested in quality online discussions. Key topics include what constitutes quality in online discussions and how that quality can be measured?
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Discussion Groups, Discourse Analysis, Educational Quality, Evaluation Methods, Coding, Measures (Individuals), Persuasive Discourse, Social Networks, Synchronous Communication, Asynchronous Communication, Content Analysis, Validity, Reliability, Difficulty Level
University of Alabama. 152 Rose Administration, P.O. Box 870104, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487. Web site: http://www.ncolr.org/jiol
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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