Operationalizing off-task sociability of asynchronous computer supported collaborative learning

Babak Abedin, Farhad Daneshgar

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Abstract

Many previous studies have emphasized the role of the sociability of the computer supported collaborative learning (CSCL) environments on learning achievements. Also, recent studies have reported that other than on-task interaction, students have considerable off-task interactions in CSCL environments. Yet, more studies are needed to clarify the off-task aspect of social interactions in CSCL and sociability of the environment. This paper attempts to investigate and operationalize sociability of CSCL environments from off-task point of view in order to further clarify this aspect of CSCL. It first reviews previous sociability questionnaires and instruments and then proposes a list of measure to represent and operationalize off-task sociability of CSCL. The proposed list of measures is then validated through experts' judges and finally implications are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInnovation and Knowledge Management in Business Globalization: Theory and Practice - Proceedings of the 10th International Business Information Management Association Conference
PublisherInternational Business Information Management Association (IBIMA)
Pages105-111
Number of pages7
Volume1-2
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Event10th IBIMA Conference on Innovation and Knowledge Management in Business Globalization - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Duration: 30 Jun 20081 Jul 2008

Other

Other10th IBIMA Conference on Innovation and Knowledge Management in Business Globalization
CountryMalaysia
CityKuala Lumpur
Period30/06/081/07/08

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