How Habitual Online Practices Affect the Development of Asynchronous Discussion Threads

@article{Hewitt2003HowHO,
  title={How Habitual Online Practices Affect the Development of Asynchronous Discussion Threads},
  author={Jim Hewitt},
  journal={Journal of Educational Computing Research},
  year={2003},
  volume={28},
  pages={31 - 45}
}
  • Jim Hewitt
  • Published 1 January 2003
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Educational Computing Research
In the past, there has been an implicit assumption that discussion threads in distance education courses develop according to the needs and interests of conference participants, the requirements of the course, and the nature of the instructor's online facilitation. The findings in this article suggest that other factors may also be at play. A large-scale analysis of threads and their growth patterns reveals a bias in favor of elongated note structures. This bias is explained by a tendency for… 

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