Communication and learning in on-line courses
2006 (English)In: Lifelong Open & Flexible Learning in the Globalized World, 2006, 137-144 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
In a course, given through the internet without any face-to-face meetings, several techniques were adopted to promote communication. The hypothesis was that these facilitated cognitive coordination which is needed for internalization of instruction and for learning. The results showed that the discussion forum and e-mail to teachers failed as a tools for communication. The students communicated among themselves by e-mail mostly regarding peer evaluation of their assignments. Explanations of these results have to be based on the particular features of internet courses, i.e. the wish to work alone and manage difficulties alone.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2006. 137-144 p.
distansutbildning, internet, informationsteknologi, didaktik, utbildningsmetod, lärande, nätkurs, kommunikationsteknologi, användbarhet; distance education, information technology, didactics, training method, learning, online, net course, communication technology, usability
Computer Science Psychology Pedagogy Didactics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-82145ISBN: 975-06-0413-XOAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-82145DiVA: diva2:110060