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Instant messaging use and its effect on student participation in online group work
Jönköping International Business School.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-9984-6561
2005 (English)Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Achieving active participation has been argued as one of the most important challenges in distance education. This research examines whether a new and emerging synchronous communication medium, instant messaging (IM), may enable students to participate more actively in online group work. When comparing groups that adopted the IM system with groups that did not, it was found that the adopters reported a higher sense of participation, and spent more time working with content and communicating with peers. The study indicates that the groups that adopted the IM system may have operated with a higher level of participation than those who did not

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2005. 701-706 p.
Keyword [en]
Communication, Distance education
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Computer and Information Science
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-58120OAI: diva2:473021
the World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications, Montreal
QC 20120116Available from: 2012-01-04 Created: 2012-01-04 Last updated: 2012-01-16Bibliographically approved

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