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To Mediate Or Not To Mediate- The Role Of The Mediator In The Online Classroom PROCEEDINGS

, Murdoch University, Australia

WebNet World Conference on the WWW and Internet, in San Antonio, Texas Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

Networked computer media have brought significant changes to pedagogical paradigms. Educational
environments, such as WebCT, provide a seamless interface for organising online learning and teaching
activities, and virtual spaces for computer-mediated communication and collaboration during the learning
process. The rate of diffusion of these new technology-enabled environments in education is so rapid that,
quite often, tried-and-tested face-to-face pedagogical paradigms are being thrown out without sufficient and
considered evaluation of the novel environments. In this paper, a framework for the analysis and evaluation
of online seminars is proposed. The proposed framework is based on a quantitative analysis of participation
and a qualitative content analysis.

Citation

Sudweeks, F. (2000). To Mediate Or Not To Mediate- The Role Of The Mediator In The Online Classroom. In Proceedings of WebNet World Conference on the WWW and Internet 2000 (p. 607). Chesapeake, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).

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