The Effects of Types of Interactions on Students’ Quality of Discussions and Discussion Satisfactions

ID: 38444 Type: Roundtable
  1. Ninghua Han and Steven Crooks, Texas Tech University, United States

Tuesday, March 26 4:00 PM-5:00 PM Location: Grand Ballroom E View on map

Presider: Michael Barbour, Touro University California, United States

Abstract: This study examined the effects of four types of interactions on students’ quality of discussions and discussion satisfactions. The findings indicated that students who had low technology backgrounds achieved higher quality of online discussions than students who had high technology backgrounds in both homogeneous and heterogeneous discussion groups. Students who had high technology background had better performances when they discussed in heterogeneous group. However, there were no significant differences of discussion satisfaction among different types of interactions.

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