Developing Self-Direction in an Online Course Through Computer-Mediated Interaction

  title={Developing Self-Direction in an Online Course Through Computer-Mediated Interaction},
  author={Jiyeon Lee and Ch{\`e}re Campbell Gibson},
  journal={American Journal of Distance Education},
  pages={173 - 187}
Using content analysis to analyze transcripts from a graduate course conducted via computer conferencing, this study confirmed that students exhibit self-direction as indicated by both the variety and the extent of concrete self-directed activities. Furthermore, the study explained how students are self-directed in a computer conferencing course by focusing on the instructor and peers roles. Results indicated that the computer conferencing course was learner-centered through a high degree of… 
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