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Arvaja, Maarit – International Journal of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning, 2012
The aim of this case study was to explore health-education students' personal and collaborative meaning making activities during an online science philosophy course in the higher-education context. Through applying the dialogical perspective for learning, the focus was on studying how different contextual resources were used in building…
Descriptors: Philosophy, Science Curriculum, Prior Learning, Experiential Learning
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Rourke, Liam; Kanuka, Heather – International Journal of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning, 2007
This qualitative case study illustrates barriers to informal argumentation and reasoned debate, i.e., "critical discourse," in online forums. The case is the computer conference of a 15-week, graduate-level humanities course offered entirely at a distance. Twelve students, all with families and careers, were enrolled in the course. We read all…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Humanities, Barriers, Case Studies
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Fuks, Hugo; Pimentel, Mariano; Lucena, Carlos Jose Pereira de – International Journal of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning, 2006
Very often, when using a chat tool where more than one participant is talking simultaneously, it is difficult to follow the conversation, read all the different messages and work out who is talking to whom about what. This problem has been dubbed "Chat Confusion." This article investigates this problem in debate sessions in an online university…
Descriptors: Virtual Universities, Online Courses, Internet, Learning Activities
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Yukawa, Joyce – International Journal of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning, 2006
This article presents findings from a comparative case study of the learning experiences of two graduate students in an online action research course. The key roles played by reflection and co-reflection, an emerging concept, are identified through the use of narrative analysis. Co-reflection is a collaborative critical thinking process mediated…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Action Research, Online Courses, Computer Software
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Clouder, Lynn; Dalley, Jayne; Hargreaves, Julian; Parkes, Sally; Sellars, Julie; Toms, Jane – International Journal of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning, 2006
The authors work as online tutors for a BSc (Hons) physiotherapy programme at Coventry University in the United Kingdom. This paper represents a stage in our developing understanding, over a 3 year period, of the impact of group dynamics on online interaction among physiotherapy students engaged in sharing with their peers their first experiences…
Descriptors: Group Dynamics, Practicums, Case Studies, Social Environment