A model for building Trust in online learning
Wednesday, March 9 6:30 PM-8:00 PM Location: Hermitage C
Abstract: This poster will present the model developed for the building of trust between online groups entitled the Online Inter-Group Contact Hypothesis, (OICH). The model is an extension of the Contact Theory (Allport, 1954), Allport claimed that under certain circumstances, contact among members of different groups leads to affable interpersonal relations among them, which in turn lead to a reduction of stereotyping and prejudice. The model developed promotes a gradual development from text to audio and finally F2F communication while creating a collaborative environment, high level of trust, and high-order thinking, through multimedia and Web2 tools. The model has been successfully used to bring together teacher and student groups from diverse cultural, religious and political affiliations, to further a shared educational mission: acquisition and creative application of advanced IT. The students, in the process, get to know each other, develop mutual respect and reduce mutual prejudices. The poster will present the MODEL and the projects using this model to build trust between groups.