ERIC Number: EJ667415
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
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Indicators of Support in Online Interaction.
Fahy, Patrick J.
International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, v4 n1 Apr 2003
Analysis of computer-mediated communications of three groups of distance students (17 in a diploma program, 26 in a required course, 13 in an elective) identified the occurrence of 13 supportive online strategies. Most frequently used were referential statements, signatures, greetings, and horizontal questions. High- and low-support groups differed from each other in their use of these strategies. (Contains 38 references.) (SK)
Descriptors: Communication Research, Computer Mediated Communication, Higher Education, Interaction, Interpersonal Relationship, Online Courses
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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