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Social Network Analysis of Student Online Dialogue in a STEM Course
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, Georgia Gwinnett College, United States

E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Las Vegas, NV, USA ISBN 978-1-939797-05-6 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), San Diego, CA

Abstract

Online discussion relies on asynchronous communication, where participants communicate by posting messages to the bulletin board system such as Blackboard Discussions. Asynchronous communication has the potential to make collaboration efforts more rewarding and productive for students by enabling them to communicate at any time and from any networked location. The structure of the dialogue will be analyzed using social network analysis. The purpose of this study tries to investigate how the structure of asynchronous communication is related to student achievement.

Citation

Li, Z. (2013). Social Network Analysis of Student Online Dialogue in a STEM Course. In T. Bastiaens & G. Marks (Eds.), Proceedings of E-Learn 2013--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (pp. 1992-1998). Las Vegas, NV, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved January 22, 2020 from .