Content Analyses of Asynchronous Discussions in Online and Blended Course Sections: Completing Phase 2 of Our Study
Gayle V. Davidson-Shivers, Angela Doucet Rand, Suriya "Em" Thongsawat, University of South Alabama, United States
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Amsterdam, Netherlands Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
At the 2017 Ed Media conference, we presented preliminary findings about discussion participation by students in either a blended or fully online section of the same course. The content analyses findings indicated some differences in number of posted messages and the embedded statements within messages. Encouraged by the findings, we continued with phase two of the study, the content analyses of other asynchronous discussions for each course section. In addition to frequencies and types of embedded statements in the posted messages, further comparisons were made by averaging the number of embedded statements by participants. This paper will present those additional findings and draw some tentative claims about blended learning.
Davidson-Shivers, G.V., Rand, A.D. & Thongsawat, S. (2018). Content Analyses of Asynchronous Discussions in Online and Blended Course Sections: Completing Phase 2 of Our Study. In T. Bastiaens, J. Van Braak, M. Brown, L. Cantoni, M. Castro, R. Christensen, G. Davidson-Shivers, K. DePryck, M. Ebner, M. Fominykh, C. Fulford, S. Hatzipanagos, G. Knezek, K. Kreijns, G. Marks, E. Sointu, E. Korsgaard Sorensen, J. Viteli, J. Voogt, P. Weber, E. Weippl & O. Zawacki-Richter (Eds.), Proceedings of EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology (pp. 1846-1855). Amsterdam, Netherlands: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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