Comparison of students' perceptions of small group discussion in online and face-To-face environments

Yi Cheii Tseng, Silvia Wen Yu Lee, Albert Wang

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Abstract

The aim of this study is to understand students' experiences in online and face-To-face discussion and compare their perceptions towards these two environments. Students from two undergraduate classes (n=208) were surveyed by questionnaires and 30 students were interviewed. The analyses centered around five major aspects - learning, affection, reading and writing skills, critical thinking skills, and efficacy. The results show that the student perceived more positively towards face-To-face discussion than online discussion in all but the reading and writing aspect. The interview data revealed the advantages and disadvantages of each discussion method.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWorkshop Proceedings of the 23rd International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2015
EditorsYing-Tien Wu, Tomoko Kojiri, Siu Cheung Kong, Feiyue Qiu, Hiroaki Ogata, Thepchai Supnithi, Yonggu Wang, Weiqin Chen
PublisherAsia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education
Pages307-310
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9784990801472
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Jan 1
Event23rd International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2015 - Hangzhou, China
Duration: 2015 Nov 302015 Dec 4

Publication series

NameWorkshop Proceedings of the 23rd International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2015

Other

Other23rd International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2015
CountryChina
CityHangzhou
Period15-11-3015-12-04

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Education

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Tseng, Y. C., Lee, S. W. Y., & Wang, A. (2015). Comparison of students' perceptions of small group discussion in online and face-To-face environments. In Y-T. Wu, T. Kojiri, S. C. Kong, F. Qiu, H. Ogata, T. Supnithi, Y. Wang, & W. Chen (Eds.), Workshop Proceedings of the 23rd International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2015 (pp. 307-310). (Workshop Proceedings of the 23rd International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2015). Asia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education.