Perceptions and reflections: Using Skype chat to build a community of learners
Parker, J., Boase-Jelinek, D. and Herrington, J. (2011) Perceptions and reflections: Using Skype chat to build a community of learners. In: E-LEARN 2011 - World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare & Higher Education, 18-21 October 2011, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.
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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.
|Publication Type:||Conference Paper|
|Murdoch Affiliation:||School of Education|
|Copyright:||2011 Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education|
|Notes:||Appears In: Proceedings of World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare & Higher Education 2011|
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