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Defining and Measuring Quality in Online Discussions

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Journal of Interactive Online Learning Volume 2, Number 4 ISSN 1541-4914


In support of research examining relationships between learner characteristics and the quality of online discussions, this paper surveys different methods for evaluating discussions. The paper will present coding methods used in our own research as well as methods used by others interested in quality online discussions. Key topics include what constitutes quality in online discussions and how that quality can be measured?


Spatariu, A., Hartley, K. & Bendixen, L.D. Defining and Measuring Quality in Online Discussions. Journal of Interactive Online Learning, 2(4),. Retrieved April 22, 2021 from .

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