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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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
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: Schools > No Research Centre
Schools > School of Health and Society > Centre for Applied Research in Health, Welfare and Policy
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: 27 Aug 2021 22:12
URI: https://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/2627

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