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ERIC Number: EJ1142907
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 14
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ISSN: EISSN-2304-070X
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Lay Theories Regarding Computer-Mediated Communication in Remote Collaboration
Parke, Karl; Marsden, Nicola; Connolly, Cornelia
Open Praxis, v9 n1 p17-30 Jan-Mar 2017
Computer-mediated communication and remote collaboration has become an unexceptional norm as an educational modality for distance and open education, therefore the need to research and analyze students' online learning experience is necessary. This paper seeks to examine the assumptions and expectations held by students in regard to computer-mediated communication and how their lay theories developed and changed within the context of their practical experiences in conducting a remote collaborative project, through computer-mediated communication. We conducted a qualitative content analysis of students' final reports from an inter-institutional online course on computer-mediated communication and remote collaboration. The results show that students' assumptions were altered and indicate the strong benefits of teaching how to collaborate remotely, especially if a blended approach of theory and practical application are combined.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Ireland; Romania; Germany
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