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A Review of Research on Factors That Impact Online Discussions
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, , , University of Nevada, Las Vegas, United States

EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Vancouver, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-62-4 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC

Abstract

In support of online discussions research, this review classifies and describes different factors such as instructional interventions and learner characteristics that affect the quality of discussions. The review will help educators better understand factors that play a role in shaping online discourse to suit course goals, such as group structure, mentoring, argumentation, and student characteristics. It is important for educators to be aware of what affects the quality of discourse as there is an increased use of online discussions at the postsecondary level.

Citation

Spatariu, A., Quinn, L. & Hartley, K. (2007). A Review of Research on Factors That Impact Online Discussions. In C. Montgomerie & J. Seale (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2007--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 737-742). Vancouver, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved August 17, 2019 from .