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Content analysis of online discussion in an applied educational psychology course
This study analyzed discussion in an online conferencethat supplemented class discussion using aninstructional method called the starter-wrappertechnique within a traditional graduate…
An emerging view of scientific collaboration: Scientists' perspectives on collaboration and factors that impact collaboration
- N. Hara, Paul Solomon, Seung-Lye Kim, D. Sonnenwald
- EducationJ. Assoc. Inf. Sci. Technol.
- 1 August 2003
This paper describes collaboration among a group of scientists, and considers how their experiences are socially shaped, which may inform the specification of social and organizational practices, which are needed to establish collaboration in distributed, multi-disciplinary research centers.
Students' Frustrations with a Web-Based Distance Education Course
In this study, students' frustrations were found in three interrelated sources: lack of prompt feedback, ambiguous instructions on the Web, and technical problems and it was concluded that these frustrations inhibited educational opportunities.
STUDENT DISTRESS IN A WEB-BASED DISTANCE EDUCATION COURSE
- N. Hara
- 1 January 2000
Many advocates of computer-mediated distance education emphasize its positive aspects and understate the kinds of communicative and technical capabilities and work required by students and faculty.…
Empirical study of motivators and barriers of teacher online knowledge sharing
The focus of this study was to understand knowledge flows among teachers by examining what types of knowledge was shared by teachers, as well as what motivates or hinders teachers to share knowledge…
Students’ Distress with a Web-based Distance Education Course: An Ethnographic Study of Participants' Experiences
Understanding of the instructional design issues, instructor and student preparation, and communication practices that are needed to improve web-based distance education courses are enhanced.
Beyond vandalism: Wikipedia trolls
It is concluded that Wikipedia trolls are one type of hacker, and boredom, attention seeking, and revenge motivate trolls; they regard Wikipedia as an entertainment venue, and find pleasure from causing damage to the community and other people.
Knowledge-sharing in an online community of health-care professionals
The types of activity that nurses undertake on an online community of practice (APN-l) as well as the types of knowledge that nurses share with one another are examined to examine the factors that sustain knowledge sharing among the nurses from their local perspectives.
Communities of Practice: Fostering Peer-to-Peer Learning and Informal Knowledge Sharing in the Work Place
- N. Hara
- 20 October 2008
The book offers two themes: one is about Communities of Practice (CoPs) and learning, the other is about social informatics approaches. First, in order to facilitate designing effective learning…
Community of Practice: A Metaphor for Online Design?
It is believed that community of practice is not likely to be forced, but is emerging, and designers need to be aware of the characteristics of existing communities of practice to nurture them.