Online Social Behavior Collection: Cases On Online Discussion And Interaction Experiences And Outcomes, 1st Edition

  • Leonard Shedletsky
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  • ISBN-10: 161520864X
  • ISBN-13: 9781615208647
  • DDC: 808.530285
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 416 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2010 | Published/Released October 2011
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2010

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This book gives readers a better idea of what is likely to facilitate discussion online, what is likely to encourage collaborative meaning-making, what is likely to encourage productive, supportive, engaged discussion, and what is likely to foster critical thinking.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Editorial Advisory Board.
Table of Contents.
Detailed Table of Contents.
1: Teaching.
2: Does Online Discussion Produce Increased Interaction and Critical Thinking†?.
3: Collaborative Student Groups and Critical Thinking in an Online Basic Communication Course.
4: Promoting Reflective Discourse through Connectivity: Conversations around Service–Learning Experiences.
5: Classrooms Without Walls: Teaching Together in Second Life.
6: Online Discussion in Engineering Education: Student Responses and Learning Outcomes.
7: B–Log on Social Change and Educational Reform: The Case of a University Class in Greece.
8: ‘De–Coupling Groups in Space and Time’: Evaluating New Forms of Social Dialogue for Learning.
9: Language and Communication Processes.
10: Towards More Productive Online Discussions: Social Presence and the Development of Interpersonal Relations.
11: Using Discourse Analysis to Assess Social Co–Presence in the Video Conference Environment.
12: Investigating the Online Interactions of a Team of Test Developers Working in a Wiki Environment.
13: A Close Look at Online Collaboration: Conversational Structure in Chat and Its Implications for Group Work.
14: Online Discussion and Interaction: The Case of Live Text Commentary.
15: Online Interpersonal Interactions Utilizing an Extremely Limited Communication Interface.
16: Democratic Deliberation in Online Consultation Forums: A Case Study of the Casino Debate in Singapore.
17: What We Do Online Everyday: Constructing Electronic Biographies, Constructing Ourselves.
18: Support.
19: “There's Always Hope:” Content, Participants, and Dynamics of Discussions in a Lung Cancer Internet Support Group.
20: Change Talk at
21: Getting on the “E” List: Email List Use in a Community of Service Provider Organizations for People Experiencing Homelessness.
22: “The Secret Is out!”: Supporting Weight Loss through Online Interaction.
Compilation of References.
About the Contributors.