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Online Discussions: A Survey of Advantages and Disadvantages Compared to Face-to-Face Discussions
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, Kent State University, United States

Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia Volume 9, Number 4, ISSN 1055-8896 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA

Abstract

Class listservs are widely used at the university level to supplement inclass discussion. What are the inherent advantages and disadvantages in the online discussion experience? How favorably do these online experiences compare to their face-to-face counterparts? Survey data from graduate students involved in online discussions indicates positive reactions to most aspects of the experience, even those elements that clearly differ from the face-to-face experience. However, when given a choice, students still indicated a preference for face-to-face experiences. Online discussions were perceived as a valuable addition to in-class discussions, rather than as an acceptable substitution for them.

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Tiene, D. (2000). Online Discussions: A Survey of Advantages and Disadvantages Compared to Face-to-Face Discussions. Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, 9(4), 369-382. Charlottesville, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved December 9, 2019 from .

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