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Conference Paper: The relationship between group size and advanced level knowledge construction in asynchronous online discussion environments

TitleThe relationship between group size and advanced level knowledge construction in asynchronous online discussion environments
Authors
KeywordsAsynchronous online discussion
Group size
Knowledge construction
Computer-mediated collaborative learning
Issue Date2010
PublisherThe University of Queensland. The Conference proceedings' website is located at http://www.ascilite.org/conferences/sydney10/proceedings.htm
Citation
The 27th Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (Ascilite 2010), Sydney, Australia, 5-8 December 2010. In Conference Proceedings. 2010, p. 428-432 How to Cite?
AbstractThis study is part of a funded research project that examines possible factors that may influence students' advanced level of knowledge construction. This study examines if group size of the online discussion is related to the frequency of advanced level of knowledge construction occurrences. Group size of an online discussion refers to the number of people who contributed in the discussion. Advanced levels of knowledge construction refer to levels II, III, IV, or V of Gunawardena, Lowe, and Anderson's (1997) interaction analysis model. Data were collected from 28 asynchronous online discussion forums. Results showed a significant positive correlation between group size and advanced level knowledge construction; suggesting that the larger the group size of the online discussion is, the more frequent the occurrences of advanced level knowledge construction would be. Further analysis between the more successful and less successful forums suggested that a certain critical mass, which appears to be a group size of about 10 participants may be required to direct the discussion to advanced levels of knowledge construction. © 2010 Khe Foon Hew & Wing Sum Cheung.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/194478
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dc.contributor.authorHew, KF-
dc.contributor.authorCheung, WS-
dc.date.accessioned2014-01-30T03:32:38Z-
dc.date.available2014-01-30T03:32:38Z-
dc.date.issued2010-
dc.identifier.citationThe 27th Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (Ascilite 2010), Sydney, Australia, 5-8 December 2010. In Conference Proceedings. 2010, p. 428-432-
dc.identifier.isbn978-1-74272-016-6-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/194478-
dc.description.abstractThis study is part of a funded research project that examines possible factors that may influence students' advanced level of knowledge construction. This study examines if group size of the online discussion is related to the frequency of advanced level of knowledge construction occurrences. Group size of an online discussion refers to the number of people who contributed in the discussion. Advanced levels of knowledge construction refer to levels II, III, IV, or V of Gunawardena, Lowe, and Anderson's (1997) interaction analysis model. Data were collected from 28 asynchronous online discussion forums. Results showed a significant positive correlation between group size and advanced level knowledge construction; suggesting that the larger the group size of the online discussion is, the more frequent the occurrences of advanced level knowledge construction would be. Further analysis between the more successful and less successful forums suggested that a certain critical mass, which appears to be a group size of about 10 participants may be required to direct the discussion to advanced levels of knowledge construction. © 2010 Khe Foon Hew & Wing Sum Cheung.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherThe University of Queensland. The Conference proceedings' website is located at http://www.ascilite.org/conferences/sydney10/proceedings.htm-
dc.relation.ispartofAscilite 2010 Proceedings-
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.subjectAsynchronous online discussion-
dc.subjectGroup size-
dc.subjectKnowledge construction-
dc.subjectComputer-mediated collaborative learning-
dc.titleThe relationship between group size and advanced level knowledge construction in asynchronous online discussion environments-
dc.typeConference_Paper-
dc.identifier.emailHew, KF: kfhew@hku.hk-
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