Change search
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Community building and computer-mediated conferencing
Athabasca University.
2008 (English)In: Journal of Distance Education, ISSN 0830-0445, Vol. 22, no 2, 15-42 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This study examined the relationship between community cohesion and computer-mediated conferencing (CMC), as well as other variables potentially associated with the development of a learning community. Within the context of a graduate-level course in instructional design (a core course in the Masters of Distance Education program at Athabasca University) students participated in asynchronous online discussion groups as an integral part of their course activities. Upon completion of the course, a questionnaire based on Rovai's (2002) Classroom Cohesion Scale (CSS) was administered to examine the relationship between community cohesion and students' perception of their CMC participation as well as other selected variables. The CSS was comprised of two subscales: the Connectedness subscale and the Learning Community subscale. Results revealed a significant positive correlation between community cohesion and passive CMC involvement (i.e., reading postings) but not with more active CMC involvement (e.g., making postings, replying to others' postings). Significant positive correlations were also found between course satisfaction and community cohesion (both the Learning Community and Connectedness subscales) and between program satisfaction and community cohesion (only the Connectedness subscale).

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2008. Vol. 22, no 2, 15-42 p.
Keyword [en]
Computer Mediated Conferencing, community, learning, instructional design
National Category
Computer and Information Science
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-70275OAI: diva2:486151
QC 20120216Available from: 2012-01-30 Created: 2012-01-30 Last updated: 2012-02-16Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Cleveland-Innes, Marta
In the same journal
Journal of Distance Education
Computer and Information Science

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

Total: 19 hits
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link