NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
ERIC Number: EJ1143797
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1528-3518
Intersubjectivity in Theoretical and Practical Online Courses
Lim, Janine; Hall, Barbara M.
Quarterly Review of Distance Education, v16 n4 p45-60 2015
Rigorous interaction between peers has been an elusive goal in online asynchronous discussions. Intersubjectivity, the goal of peer-to-peer interaction, is a representation of a higher quality of synthesis. It is the representation of knowledge construction achieved through a synergistic progression from individual contributions to sequences of interdependent contributions. The content analysis in this research examined the intersubjectivity of peer responses of 2 semesters of a practical online educational technology course and 1 semester of a theoretical worldview course. The peer responses were analyzed using the interaction analysis model. Results found higher levels of intersubjectivity in the theoretical course than the practical courses. It may be more difficult to achieve intersubjectivity in practical, skills-based courses than in theoretical courses, even when knowledge construction is the intended outcome of both types of courses.
IAP - Information Age Publishing, Inc. P.O. Box 79049, Charlotte, NC 28271-7047. Tel: 704-752-9125; Fax: 704-752-9113; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A