Social Harmonization in Distance Classes
Kui Xie, Nicole Miller, Justin Allison, 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
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.
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).