Exploring the Effect of Computer Mediated Communication Tools on Online Learners’ Participation and Learning: A Review of Research
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Najafi, H., Ellis, S., Cox, K. & Calvert, D. (2007). Exploring the Effect of Computer Mediated Communication Tools on Online Learners’ Participation and Learning: A Review of Research. In T. Bastiaens & S. Carliner (Eds.), Proceedings of World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2007 (pp. 6341-6346). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.
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World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (ELEARN) 2007
Quebec City, Canada
October 15, 2007
Theo Bastiaens & Saul Carliner
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Constructivist approaches (Vygotsky, 1978) to online learning in higher education, emphasize the opportunities for collaborative work among online students. Although the number of online courses is dramatically increasing, the question of how synchronous and asynchronous Computer Mediated Communication (CMC) tools affect online students' learning and their willingness to contribute to collaborative and community building activities (Garrison, Anderson, & Archer, 2000) has not been rigorously answered. In this review of literature four major themes surfaced with regards to the effects of various CMC tools in the design and implementation process of online courses. Also, issues that call for further studies were identified.
- The Role of Technology in Support of Problem-Based Learning in Online Learning Environments
- Situated Cognition and Problem-Based Learning: Implications for Learning and Instruction with Technology
- A Review of Research on Problem-Based Learning (PBL) Implemented Through Distance Education (DE) Environments
- Course Management Systems as Tools for the Creation of Online Learning Environments:Evaluation from a Social Constructivist Perspective and Implications for their Design
- Problem-based Learning in an Online IT Professional Practice Course
- Constructivist Online Learning Environments (COLE): A Methodological Analysis
- A CRITICAL REVIEW Of CURRENT RESEARCH On ON-LINE COLLABORATIVE PROBLEM-BASED LEARNING
- Practical Guidelines for Collaboration-based Learning in Synchronous Online Environments
- First things first: Technologies to facilitate group formation in online problem-based learning
- Formative Evaluation of Synchronous CMC Systems for a Learner-Centered Online Course
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