Factors contributing to learners' online listening behaviors in online and blended courses

Alyssa Friend Wise, Jennifer Speer, Ying Ting Hsiao, Farshid Marbouti

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Abstract

Much research on online discussions has focused on the messages contributed but not how learners interact with the existing discussion. These "online listening behaviors" are important to the learning process' influencing both the uptake of others' ideas and the contributions made. Participants from two university courses (one blended' one fully online) were surveyed about factors influencing their online listening behaviors and their goal orientations. Results showed learners' decisions about which posts to open were based on the reply structure (if a post replied to them or had many replies). Once opened' participants in the online class often used a "triage" strategy' scanning posts to decide if to read in more depth. In the blended class replying to posts that provoked a question was associated with a Mastery approach; replying to posts that agreed with the learner's ideas was associated with Work- Avoidance. Implications for research and design of online discussions are presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationConnecting Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning to Policy and Practice
Subtitle of host publicationCSCL 2011 Conf. Proc. - Short Papers and Posters, 9th International Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning Conference
Pages711-715
Number of pages5
StatePublished - Dec 1 2011
Event9th International Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning Conference: Connecting Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning to Policy and Practice, CSCL 2011 - Hong Kong, China
Duration: Jul 4 2011Jul 8 2011

Publication series

NameConnecting Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning to Policy and Practice: CSCL 2011 Conf. Proc. - Short Papers and Posters, 9th International Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning Conf.
Volume2

Other

Other9th International Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning Conference: Connecting Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning to Policy and Practice, CSCL 2011
CountryChina
CityHong Kong
Period7/4/117/8/11

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications

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Wise, A. F., Speer, J., Hsiao, Y. T., & Marbouti, F. (2011). Factors contributing to learners' online listening behaviors in online and blended courses. In Connecting Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning to Policy and Practice: CSCL 2011 Conf. Proc. - Short Papers and Posters, 9th International Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning Conference (pp. 711-715). (Connecting Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning to Policy and Practice: CSCL 2011 Conf. Proc. - Short Papers and Posters, 9th International Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning Conf.; Vol. 2).