Defining and Measuring Quality in On-line Discussions
Kendall Hartley, Alex Spatariu, Ion Sas, Lisa Bendixen, University of Nevada, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-47-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
Abstract: In support of research examining the relationship between epistemological beliefs, metacognition, and the quality of on-line discussions this paper investigates different methods for evaluating discussions. The paper will present coding methods used in our own prior research as well as methods used by others interested in quality online discussions. Key topics include what constitutes quality in online discussions and how can that quality be measured?
Hartley, K., Spatariu, A., Sas, I. & Bendixen, L. (2003). Defining and Measuring Quality in On-line Discussions. In C. Crawford, N. Davis, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2003--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 254-255). Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).