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Collaboration via online discussion forums: issues and approaches

Kear, Karen (2010). Collaboration via online discussion forums: issues and approaches. In: Donelan, Helen; Kear, Karen and Ramage, Magnus eds. Online Communication and Collaboration: A Reader. Abingdon, Oxfordshire: Routledge, pp. 30–33.

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Asynchronous communication tools, such as discussion forums, have benefits in allowing people to communicate when it is most convenient. However, problems can arise when communicating and collaborating via discussion forums. This chapter discusses potential problems, and considers how to address them.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Copyright Holders: 2010 The Open University
ISBN: 0-415-56478-6, 978-0-415-56478-6
Keywords: online communication; discussion forums
Academic Unit/Department: Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Computing & Communications
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 22932
Depositing User: Karen Kear
Date Deposited: 02 Sep 2010 14:20
Last Modified: 24 Nov 2014 11:59
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