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Process of Disengaging From Online Learning Community Revealed Through Examination of Threaded Discussions

Title: The Process of Disengaging From Online Learning Community Revealed Through Examination of Threaded Discussions.
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Name(s): Kazmer, Michelle M., author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: text
Issuance: serial
Date Issued: 2012
Physical Form: computer
Physical Form: online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: The disengaging process is an important aspect of the lifecycle of distributed collaborative pursuits such as virtual groups, online social networking, and e-learning. To explore the disengaging process in online learning, this research analysed 667 discussion board posts made by a close community of e-learners during the final 1.5 years of their time together in a graduate degree programme. Using a model of disengaging to frame a qualitative analysis of the posts reveals findings about the ways the students change their roles as they near the time of graduation, and demonstrates the complex inter-relationship of elements of the disengaging model that emerges as the students shift their focus away from the online learning community.
Identifier: FSU_migr_slis_faculty_publications-0018 (IID), 10.1504/IJWBC.2012.049564 (DOI)
Keywords: disengaging, online community, online learning community, online discussions, elearning, distributed collaboration
Citation: Kazmer, M. M. (2012). The process of disengaging from online learning community revealed through examination of threaded discussions. International Journal of Web Based Communities, 8(4), 521-536.
Subject(s): Information science
Library science
Links: http://dx.doi.org/10.1504/IJWBC.2012.049564
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_slis_faculty_publications-0018
Owner Institution: FSU
Is Part of Series: iSchool Faculty Publications.
Is Part Of: International Journal of Web Based Communities.
Issue: 4, 8