Online interaction between on-campus and distance students: Learners’ perspectives

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Title Online interaction between on-campus and distance students: Learners’ perspectives
Author Miwa, Nobue; Wang, Yuping
Journal Name International Journal of Computer-Assisted Language Learning and Teaching
Year Published 2011
Place of publication United States
Publisher IGI Global
Abstract This paper addresses postgraduate students’ perspectives toward online interaction between on-campus and distance students through online collaboration tools such as online discussion boards and Wikis. Data were collected from eight interview participants and 29 written survey respondents. Seven interrelated categories capturing the main features of on-campus students’ perspectives were generated from the data using a sequential mixed method approach, namely, a quantitative survey approach both preceded and followed by qualitative interviews. Among these categories, on-campus students’ “unwillingness” to participate in online interaction with their distance peers emerged as the core phenomenon. Drawing on the analysis of these data, this article identifies the major impediments to active online interaction and collaboration and puts forward three recommendations for promoting more frequent interaction between distance and on-campus students.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Alternative URI
Volume 1
Issue Number 3
Page from 54
Page to 69
ISSN 2155-7098
Date Accessioned 2011-11-29; 2012-05-09T23:08:11Z
Faculty Arts, Education and Law
Subject Higher Education
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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