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The Purpose of Online Discussion - Hybrid Pedagogy
Whether this article addresses the matter of //purpose// is open, but there is this matter of mediation rephrased: "While the introjection of machines is an interesting opportunity for further educational research, as an instructor, plan for student participation with this in mind: they are interacting with a machine and not people. An online discussion is more like a computer’s lecture than an IRL discussion, no matter how interactive."

Mediation is opportunity. So suggests McLuhan.
cmc  de  dialogue  discussions 
march 2016 by mcmorgan
Supporting Interaction Outside of Class: Anchored Discussions vs. Discussion Boards
Small comparative study of two discussion boards, one using anchored dicussion, the other a stock discussion board. The article shows a) how the design of the software influences literacy (kinds of messages), b) how online discussions can compete with cla
twwt  cmc 
november 2006 by mcmorgan
Don’t say it, type it
Looks briefly at how users value txt and IM/online exchange over f2f and phone. Makes some gross and unsubstantiated claims about users. Recovers a lot of early 90s cmc observations. It might be valuable to see the study.
txting  authenticity  ethos  twwt  cmc 
october 2006 by mcmorgan

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