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Social Harmonization in Distance Classes
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, , , Mississippi State University, United States

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Nashville, Tennessee, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-84-6 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

This presentation will report a qualitative case study investigating an online learning situation where education students are initiated into the culture of the class, and developed and resolved social conflict, including harsh critique and negative tone, weaved throughout online discussion activities. This presentation will highlight the finding of this study, the social harmonization cycle, which consists of disinhibition, conflict or tension, and normalization. The presentation will also discuss the significant implications for teachers in designing and facilitating distance classes.

Citation

Xie, K., Miller, N. & Allison, J. (2011). Social Harmonization in Distance Classes. In M. Koehler & P. Mishra (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2011--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 853-856). Nashville, Tennessee, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved August 23, 2019 from .