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ERIC Number: EJ810092
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
ISSN: ISSN-1093-023X
The Effects of Epistemic Belief and Discussion-Facilitating Strategy on Interaction and Satisfaction in Online Discussion
Han, Insook; Park, Innwoo
Journal of Interactive Learning Research, v19 n4 p649-662 Oct 2008
This study was conducted to evaluate the effects of students' epistemic belief and the instructor's discussion-facilitating strategies on interaction and satisfaction in online discussion. It was predicted that the effects might vary depending on whether epistemic belief, one of the personal characteristics of learners, corresponds to epistemic assumption of online discussion, and whether it was matched to discussion-facilitating strategies. After we conducted an experiment with 43 college students, the results showed that there were group differences in interaction and satisfaction, depending on epistemic belief. Regarding discussion-facilitating strategies, there were meaningful differences in interaction but not in the satisfaction level. In addition, researchers found interactional effects between epistemic belief and discussion-facilitating strategies in social and interactive types of messages. (Contains 6 tables and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: South Korea