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Electronic messaging in collaborative e-learning environments. A method to assess two key factors of communication quality: HCI and language
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, PHBern- School of Teacher Education; University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland ; , Institute of Medical Education; University of Bern, Switzerland

EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Vienna, Austria ISBN 978-1-880094-65-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC

Abstract

In many publications in the field of computer-supported communication / collaboration, participants in their research are required to have a comparable capability to formulate and write down thoughts and to record the resulting text on a keyboard-based computer interface. The combination of event tracking and qualitative content analysis (Mayring, 2007) enhances the quality of the preliminary decision for many experimental and quasi-experimental settings by combining the assessment of one important skill in technoliteracy (Kimber et al., 2007), namely typing efficiency, with the outcome, namely text-quality. Our experimental setup uses a JavaScript event logger in a web form, permitting to analyse the typing behaviour of persons responding to different questions. The captured final texts are analysed with qualitative content analysis. The first preliminary experiment conducted with 63 prospective teachers are discussed. All participants were asked to answer two questions about one lesson they had attended.

Citation

Notari, M. & Minder, S. (2008). Electronic messaging in collaborative e-learning environments. A method to assess two key factors of communication quality: HCI and language. In J. Luca & E. Weippl (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2008--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 1098-1104). Vienna, Austria: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved February 18, 2020 from .

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