publication . Other literature type . Article . 2003

Communication in a web-based conferencing system: the quality of computer-mediated interactions

Charoula Angeli; Valanides, N.; Bonk, C. J.;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2003
  • Publisher: Wiley
Abstract
Time constraints and teaching in crowded classrooms restrict in-depth dialogical interaction in teaching and learning. Electronic conferencing systems, however, have the potential to foster online discussions beyond class time. Case-based instruction also constitutes a promising approach in fostering learners’ participation and reflection. The purpose of this study was to investigate (a) the extent to which an electronic conferencing system, named COW (“Conferencing on the Web”), facilitates pre-service teachers’ communication outside their classroom, when discussing teaching cases from their field experiences, and (b) the potential of COW and case-based instruc...
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ACM Computing Classification System: ComputingMilieux_COMPUTERSANDEDUCATION
free text keywords: Education
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