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ERIC Number: EJ761425
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 15
Abstractor: Author
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0892-3647
Developing Self-Direction in an Online Course through Computer-Mediated Interaction
Lee, Jiyeon; Gibson, Chere Campbell
American Journal of Distance Education, v17 n3 p173-187 2003
Using content analysis to analyze transcripts from a graduate course conducted via computer conferencing, this study confirmed that students exhibit self-direction as indicated by both the variety and the extent of concrete self-directed activities. Furthermore, the study explained how students are self-directed in a computer conferencing course by focusing on the instructor and peers roles. Results indicated that the computer conferencing course was learner-centered through a high degree of student participation and initiation, and self-direction was developed through both learner-instructor and learner-learner interaction.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A