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The Impact of Barriers on the Quality of Students’ Postings in Asynchronous Discussions: A Case Study
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Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-64-8 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

This research study examined the impact of barriers on the quality of asynchronous discussions in online learning environment. A case study framework has been used to investigate changes in the quality of students' postings while they participated in an eight week online course between two classes in the universities of Eastern and Northern Siberia of Russia. The study aims to determine the types of barriers that had an impact on students' postings. The study has implications for instructors and designers of online discussion environments, especially as it relates to asynchronous communication environments.

Citation

Olesova, L., Yang, D. & Richardson, J. (2008). The Impact of Barriers on the Quality of Students’ Postings in Asynchronous Discussions: A Case Study. In K. McFerrin, R. Weber, R. Carlsen & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2008--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 593-600). Las Vegas, Nevada, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved June 17, 2019 from .