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Perceptions and reflections: Using Skype chat to build a community of learners PROCEEDINGS

, , , Murdoch University, Australia

E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-90-7 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA


Abstract: This paper is a report on the preliminary findings of two on-going studies conducted on graduate level courses for pre-service teachers. A survey was used to gather student perceptions about using Skype and written tutor reflections obtained for evidence of perceived advantages and disadvantages of using Skype to build a community of learners. Constant comparative analysis techniques were used to examine the Skype chat transcript. Findings indicate that students appreciated the opportunity to communicate in real-time with their peers and used the technology to connect with and support each on their learning journey.


Parker, J., Boase-Jelinek, D. & Herrington, J. (2011). Perceptions and reflections: Using Skype chat to build a community of learners. In C. Ho & M. Lin (Eds.), Proceedings of E-Learn 2011--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (pp. 1599-1604). Honolulu, Hawaii, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved November 15, 2018 from .

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