Augmenting classroom participation through public digital backchannels

  title={Augmenting classroom participation through public digital backchannels},
  author={Honglu Du and Mary Beth Rosson and John M. Carroll},
An emerging trend in classroom technology research is the use of computer mediated communication (CMC) tools in classrooms to encourage students' in-class participation. As part of this research thread, we have been investigating the potential of public digital backchannels for building feelings of community among students in university courses. We designed, deployed and evaluated such a tool in a 15-week field study of two undergraduate classes. We found students found using public backchannel… CONTINUE READING
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