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ERIC Number: EJ1137014
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jul
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1931-4744
Developing On-Line Collaborative Research across International Boundaries: Exploring the Potential of New Technologies
Jefferies, Pat; Grodzinsky, Frances
International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, v1 n2 Article 6 Jul 2007
The development of on-line research practice across international boundaries is now a viable proposition using available asynchronous technologies such as computer conferencing. As has been reported in previous papers (Grodzinsky, et al, 2002; Griffin, et al, 2002) such use has proved to be extremely valuable for supporting the teaching of computing and ethics. However, asynchronous computer conferencing not only offers new opportunities for teaching and for supporting students, it also offers a valuable resource to researchers. Taking advantage of such opportunity must, of course, address a number of issues. Prime amongst these are concerns as to how to overcome the variety of barriers that are likely to be encountered in establishing effective research collaboration within a text-based virtual environment. This paper will, therefore, outline how such research collaboration was initiated across international boundaries as well as providing an overview of the activity undertaken. The primary goal of this paper is, therefore, to illustrate both the challenges and benefits of undertaking on-line research collaboration.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Ireland; United Kingdom; United States
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