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ERIC Number: EJ883200
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0098-6283
Using a Virtual Class to Demonstrate Computer-Mediated Group Dynamics Concepts
Franz, Timothy M.; Vicker, Lauren A.
Teaching of Psychology, v37 n2 p124-128 2010
We report about an active learning demonstration designed to use a virtual class to present computer-mediated group communication course concepts to show that students can learn about these concepts in a virtual class. We designated 1 class period as a virtual rather than face-to-face class, when class members "attended" virtually using computer-mediated methods. Students completed 2 computer-mediated tasks: a chat room and a discussion board. The results demonstrated that students' responses tended to match course readings about the benefits and drawbacks of computer-mediated groups. Further, the demonstration allowed us to use information students generated to stimulate discussion in a subsequent face-to-face debriefing. (Contains 2 notes and 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York