Developing Emoticon Support Tool Based on Emotional Affordance to Facilitate Peer Feedback in Online Collaborative Learning
Wednesday, October 10 11:15 AM-12:15 PM Location: Salle de Bal Est
Abstract: Computer-Mediated Communication (CMC) supports various communicative activities of sharing information, mutually exchanging opinions, and negotiating meaning among students in web-based collaborative environments. However, the text-based forms of CMC have some limitations in expressing effective and emotional responses or reactions while giving and receiving peer feedbacks. Therefore, this research suggests Emoticon Support Tool for emotional affordances to enhance online collaborative learning through active, dynamic, and diverse peer interactions. The framework for the Emoticon Support Tool takes the form of an emoticon-classified table on the basis of 6X3 emotion matrix containing two axes of the kinds and the intensity levels of fundamental emotions This Emoticon Support Tool is expected of students to well accept and use peer feedbacks through perceiving and monitoring their own, and others’ emotions, expressing, and regulating their own emotions in text-based CMC environments for team-based collaborative learning.