Synchronous Online Discussions: Participation in a Group Audio Conferencing and Textual Chat as Affected by Communicator's Personality Characteristics and Discussion Topics

@inproceedings{Blau2009SynchronousOD,
  title={Synchronous Online Discussions: Participation in a Group Audio Conferencing and Textual Chat as Affected by Communicator's Personality Characteristics and Discussion Topics},
  author={Ina Blau and Azy Barak},
  booktitle={CSEDU},
  year={2009}
}
The development of instructional technology increases the use of synchronous e-learning procedures which enable real-time interactions. The study explores whether the willingness to participate as well as actual participation in synchronous group discussions is affected by participant personality (extroversionintroversion), medium characteristics and discussion topic sensitivity. The research is composed of two sequenced sub-studies. The first one investigates the willingness to participate… CONTINUE READING

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