Comparing asynchronous online discussions and face-to-face discussions in a classroom setting
The purpose of this study is to investigate the perceived differences between asynchronous online discussions and face-to-face discussions in a classroom setting. The students’ reflections were analysed by following a qualitative research approach. The results showed that atmosphere, response, efficiency, interactivity and communication were the top five themes that differ between asynchronous online and face-to-face discussions. Implications for designing asynchronous online and face-to-face discussions are discussed.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Academic Group of Learning Sciences and Technologies at National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Publication date: 2007-03-01