Investigating patterns of interaction in networked learning and computer-supported collaborative learning: A role for Social Network Analysis

  title={Investigating patterns of interaction in networked learning and computer-supported collaborative learning: A role for Social Network Analysis},
  author={Maarten De Laat and Vic Lally and Lasse Lipponen and Robert-Jan Simons},
  journal={International Journal of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning},
  • M. D. Laat, V. Lally, R. Simons
  • Published 8 March 2007
  • Computer Science
  • International Journal of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning
The focus of this study is to explore the advances that Social Network Analysis (SNA) can bring, in combination with other methods, when studying Networked Learning/Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning (NL/CSCL). We present a general overview of how SNA is applied in NL/CSCL research; we then go on to illustrate how this research method can be integrated with existing studies on NL/CSCL, using an example from our own data, as a way to synthesize and extend our understanding of teaching and… 
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