Lonely Outpourings or Reasoned Dialogue ? an Analysis of Text-based Conferencing as a Tool to Support Learning

  • C. 1. McLoughlin, 2. Luca
  • Published 2000


While computer-based tools to support asynchronous dialogue and discussion are now part of many on-line units of study, there is a lack of research on how to assess the quality of such interactions, and in particular, how they support learning. Mason (1991: 161) posed the question: ‘Are conference interchanges more than merely the outpourings of lonely or… (More)

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