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Hew, Khe Foon; Cheung, Wing Sum – Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2013
The main objective of this paper is to examine the use of audio- versus text-based asynchronous online discussions. We report two case studies conducted within the context of semester-long teacher education courses at an Asian Pacific university. Forty-one graduate students participated in Study I. After the online discussions (both audio-based as…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students, Teacher Education Programs
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Hew, Khe Foon; Cheung, Wing Sum – Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2011
This study is concerned with the challenge of understanding what factors may influence students' higher level knowledge construction. We defined higher level knowledge construction occurrences as the sum of the number of phases II to V measured using Gunawardena et al.'s (J Educ Comput Res 17(4):397-431, "1997") interaction analysis model. This…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Interaction Process Analysis, Facilitators (Individuals), Correlation
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Hew, Khe Foon; Cheung, Wing Sum; Ng, Connie Siew Ling – Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2010
The increasingly prevalent use of Internet in schools and homes has resulted in asynchronous online discussion becoming an increasingly common means to facilitate dialogue between instructors and students, as well as students and students beyond the boundaries of their physical classrooms. This article is organized into two main sections. In the…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Asynchronous Communication, Discussion Groups, Internet