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Exploring Group Interaction in Synchronous Computer-Mediated Communication (CMC) in an International Distance Course
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, , National Taiwan University, Taiwan ; , , Kyoto University, Japan

EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Vancouver, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-62-4 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC

Abstract

This study was conducted between two leading universities between Taiwan and Japan for investigating the patterns of interaction, supportive behavior preferences and helpfulness of synchronous online discussion in facilitating distance classroom interaction. Findings suggested that differences in focus on the factual elements (type 2A, statements) may distinguish group's involvement with online network, and each group showed the same preference in providing support (type 4). Besides, students viewed synchronous online discussion as an impressive and helpful learning activity, and showed positive attitude to e-learning. We concluded that synchronous CMC is beneficial to improve interaction and can increase students' willingness to participate class activity with sound online learning activity design.

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Yueh, H.P., Liu, Y.L., Lin, W.J. & Minoh, M. (2007). Exploring Group Interaction in Synchronous Computer-Mediated Communication (CMC) in an International Distance Course. In C. Montgomerie & J. Seale (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2007--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 747-753). Vancouver, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved November 15, 2019 from .

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