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ERIC Number: EJ952456
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Apr
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0360-1315
Exploring Students' Learning Experience in an International Online Research Seminar in the Synchronous Cyber Classroom
Teng, Daniel Chia-En; Chen, Nian-Shing; Kinshuk; Leo, Tommaso
Computers & Education, v58 n3 p918-930 Apr 2012
The development of computer-mediated communication enables teaching and learning to take place across geographical boundaries. An online synchronous learning environment with cyber face-to-face features affords students the sense of learning together online. This study reports a novel design of organizing a 16-week seminar for doctoral students across Canada, Italy, New Zealand, and Taiwan in the Synchronous Cyber Classroom, an online synchronous learning environment. Students' learning experiences were explored from the perspective of students' interactions with students, instructors, and the content, based on which the perception of being in a learning community was formed. This article reports how this international online research seminar was organized, how students' learning experience was analyzed, and what we learned about students' learning in this international online research seminar. (Contains 6 tables and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada; Italy; New Zealand; Taiwan