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Comparison of Online Communities of Inquiry

Title: A Comparison of Online Communities of Inquiry.
Name(s): Taite, Shenifa Moledina, author
Schwartz, Robert A., professor directing dissertation
Dennen, Vanessa P., university representative
Irvin, Judith L., committee member
Johnson, Mary T., committee member
Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, degree granting department
Florida State University, degree granting institution
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2012
Publisher: Florida State University
Florida State University
Place of Publication: Tallahassee, Florida
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: As microblogging tools like Twitter and now Yammer become more prevalent, and as students from the Millennial generation continue to increase their enrollment in online courses, instructors and instructional designers need more information about how the technology their students have become accustomed to, affects the online learning experience. This research examined the degree and patterns of cognitive, teaching and social presence established by medical students, as a community of inquiry, using a social network tool for course-related interaction. A computer mediated discourse analysis of interactions as they relate to Shea et al. (2010) assessment of Community of Inquiry framework provided empirical evidence of differences between and among two groups of students as they interact in Summer Clinical Practicum. The analysis revealed a significant difference in learner-learner interactions and social presence between those who primarily used a learning management system and those who used the microblogging tool, Yammer.
Identifier: FSU_migr_etd-5221 (IID)
Submitted Note: A Dissertation submitted to the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Education.
Degree Awarded: Summer Semester, 2012.
Date of Defense: April 2, 2012.
Bibliography Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Advisory Committee: Robert A. Schwartz, Professor Directing Dissertation; Vanessa P. Dennen, University Representative; Judith L. Irvin, Committee Member; Mary T. Johnson, Committee Member.
Subject(s): Educational leadership
Education and state
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