A Message Analysis within a Collaborative Learning in a Virtual Environment
Christie Chung, Hyeonjin Kim, Korea National University of Education, Korea (South)
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in San Diego, CA, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-78-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
Purpose of this study is to see what kind of interaction occurs between the students to students and how the learning process is taking place when having collaborative learning in virtual environment. For this study, two elements of message analysis were studied; social and cognitive presences by 6 randomly selected groups of college students participated in the VEA (Virtual English Adventure) program. Result of this study showed social presence was slightly stronger than the cognitive presence. In social presence interaction, open communication element showed as the highest interaction followed by emotional expression and group cohesion. In cognitive presence, the triggering event category showed as the highest interaction compare to the exploration, Integration, and resolution elements. These results imply that VEA needs to consider redesigning lessons plan and also to educate students prior to virtual setting before experiencing VEA.
Chung, C. & Kim, H. (2010). A Message Analysis within a Collaborative Learning in a Virtual Environment. In D. Gibson & B. Dodge (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2010--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 1874-1881). San Diego, CA, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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