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ERIC Number: EJ776025
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Nov
Pages: 17
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 30
ISSN: ISSN-0007-1013
An Evaluation Framework of Expertise Presence in Computer Conferences
Lui, Andrew K.; Tsang, Philip; Kwan, Reggie; Ng, Sin Chun; Cheung, Yannie H. Y.; Choy, Sheung On
British Journal of Educational Technology, v38 n6 p1020-1036 Nov 2007
Currently, for educators and researchers, diagnosing the online interactions specifically related to knowledge and expertise exchanges is challenging. To address the problem, this paper describes a framework for the understanding and measurement of expertise presence in computer conferences. Expertise presence is defined as a persistent contribution of knowledge relevant to the purposes of the computer conferences. The paper includes a technique for measuring the strength of expertise presence from transcripts of computer conferences, and it also envisages a number of applications in online learning diagnosis and research. A case study of the application of the framework to the computer conferences of several online courses is discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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