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Evaluating the use of synchronous communication in two blended courses

Cox, G, Carr, T and Hall, M 2004, 'Evaluating the use of synchronous communication in two blended courses' , Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 20 (3) , pp. 183-193.

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Abstract

Residential universities are increasingly integrating online interaction within courses in the form of synchronous online chats, asynchronous online discussions and access to interactive resources. This article evaluates the educational effectiveness of online chats within a Humanities postgraduate course and a final year Commerce course. We consider the roles of course design, group dynamics, and facilitation style in the successful use of online collaboration within primarily face-to-face courses, as well as the potential for online collaboration within a blended course design to facilitate more inclusive learning conversations than are possible with exclusively face-to-face interaction.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: campus; case study; collaboration; constructivist; exchange structure analysis; synchronous
Themes: Subjects / Themes > Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > ZA Information resources > ZA4050 Electronic information resources
Subjects / Themes > L Education > L Education (General)
Subjects outside of the University Themes
Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care > School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences > Centre for Social Justice Research
Strategic Leadership Team
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Computer Assisted Learning
Publisher: Blackwell
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0266-4909
Depositing User: AL Sherwin
Date Deposited: 07 Dec 2009 10:47
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 17:01
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/2627

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