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Ghadirian, Hajar; Salehi, Keyvan; Ayub, Ahamd Fauzi Mohd – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2019
Taking into account prior research suggesting a lack of student participation in online discussions, this study examines the influence of peer moderator (PM) role assignment on students' participation and that of their peers' participation in online discussions. Eighty-four participants operated in a moderator role, reciprocally. Moreover, the…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Peer Influence, Student Participation, Discussion (Teaching Technique)
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Ghadirian, Hajar; Fauzi Mohd Ayub, Ahmad; Salehi, Keyvan – Technology, Pedagogy and Education, 2018
The aim of this study was to investigate the relationships between students' perceptions of online discussions, participation and e-moderation behaviours in peer-moderated asynchronous online discussions. Using survey data, the learning system's activity log and discussion transcripts, the authors analysed how 84 learners' perceptions of online…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Asynchronous Communication, Group Discussion, Computer Mediated Communication
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Ghadirian, Hajar; Ayub, Ahmad Fauzi Mohd – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2017
This study explored patterns of e-moderating behaviour students performed when they were assigned as peer moderators of asynchronous online discussions in a reciprocal manner. Eighty-four students from an undergraduate blended course were observed during a 7-week-long online discussions. Using quantitative content analysis peer moderators'…
Descriptors: Peer Influence, Computer Mediated Communication, Student Behavior, Asynchronous Communication