A content analytic comparison of FTF and ALN case-study discussions

R. Heckman, H. Annabi

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Abstract

While much research has shown that ALNs can produce learning equivalent to FTF classrooms, there has been little empirical research that explicitly and rigorously explores similarities and differences between the learning processes that occur in ALN and FTF activities. Transcripts from eight case study discussions, 4 FTF, 4 ALN, were content analyzed. The study used a content analytic framework derived primarily from previous work of Anderson, Archer, Garrison and Rourke. These authors developed a model that studies cognitive, social, and teaching processes in ALN discussions. Based on the work of Aviv (2000), the current scheme also considers characteristics of the discourse process. The findings provide evidence that ALNs generate high levels of cognitive activity, at least equal to, and in some cases superior to, the cognitive processes in the FTF classroom.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 36th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 2003
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Print)0769518745, 9780769518749
DOIs
StatePublished - 2003
Event36th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 2003 - Big Island, United States
Duration: Jan 6 2003Jan 9 2003

Other

Other36th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 2003
CountryUnited States
CityBig Island
Period1/6/031/9/03

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems
  • Computer Science Applications

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    Heckman, R., & Annabi, H. (2003). A content analytic comparison of FTF and ALN case-study discussions. In Proceedings of the 36th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 2003 [1173631] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/HICSS.2003.1173631