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Individual Differences in Computer-Mediated Communication PROCEEDINGS

, Fu-Jen Catholic University, Taiwan

EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology, in Vienna, Austria ISBN 978-1-880094-65-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC


Students’ involvement in online interaction might relate to individual differences. The relationship between individual differences and students’ learning and actions in online interaction needs to be explored. The main purposes of the study were to examine (1) how individual differences related to students’ actions in online discussion, and (2) how individual differences in students’ actions related to students’ learning outcomes. Both qualitative and quantitative approaches were used in the research to analyze students’ verbal responses in the discussion forum. The results of the study indicate that some of the individual variables correlated significantly with students’ actions in online discussion (p < 0.05). Students’ action also correlated significantly with their learning outcomes (p < 0.0001)


ChanLin, L.J. (2008). Individual Differences in Computer-Mediated Communication. In J. Luca & E. Weippl (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2008--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 5734-5739). Vienna, Austria: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).