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Exploring the Relationships between Learning Activities and Social Experience in Online Learning Environments
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, , University of Missouri - Columbia, United States ; , Drexel University, United States ; , University of Missouri - Columbia, United States

E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Orlando, Florida, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-83-9 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), San Diego, CA

Abstract

We explore two interrelated constructs that explicate students’ social experience in online learning. First, we compare levels of learning activity across levels of social ability scores. Second, we explore the relationships between individual student characteristics and their social experience in online learning environments. Our analysis incorporates responses to social ability surveys (Yang, Tsai, Cho, Kim, & Laffey, 2006) and recording of raw participation levels using trace data from a Context-aware Activity Notification System (CANS). A multivariate analysis of variance (MANOVA) reveals no significant difference between high and low social ability groups on students’ raw participation on four types of learning activities. Canonical correlation analysis, however, indicates that individuals’ characteristic factors are associated with social experience factors in Social Ability. Further studies are needed to investigate what activities and behaviors influence participation level and what factors influence students’ willingness to share personal information.

Citation

Xie, X., Huang, Y., Goggins, S. & Laffey, J. (2010). Exploring the Relationships between Learning Activities and Social Experience in Online Learning Environments. In J. Sanchez & K. Zhang (Eds.), Proceedings of E-Learn 2010--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (pp. 2291-2296). Orlando, Florida, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved March 5, 2021 from .

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