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Does the medium dictate the message? Cultivating communication in an asynchronous environment

Does the medium dictate the message? Cultivating communication in an asynchronous environment

Kiernan, Mary (2002) Does the medium dictate the message? Cultivating communication in an asynchronous environment. In: Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications 2002. Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA, USA, pp. 972-979. ISBN 9781880094457

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Abstract

Virtual learning environments (VLEs) are often perceived by education establishments as an opportunity to widen access without traditional overheads. An integral part of most VLEs is asynchronous computer conferencing and on-line moderators must help students migrate quickly to the new virtual environment to minimize learning disruption. This paper focuses on 21 new on-line moderators and reports their changing perceptions re their role and concerns, from their first appointment through to the end of the delivery of their first on-line course. The findings suggest that it is only after socialization occurs that information can be exchanged and lead to knowledge construction. These are supported by, and extend, prior research by Z Berge, R Mason, M Paulsen and G Salmon and are reinforced by empirical work with a further 19 new on-line moderators.

Item Type: Conference Proceedings
Title of Proceedings: Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications 2002
Additional Information: Presented at the World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications, 2002 in Denver, Colorado, USA
Uncontrolled Keywords: Virtual Environments, knowledge construction, virtual environments
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences
Last Modified: 14 Oct 2016 09:01
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/763

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