The impact of netiquette on online group work: a study of UK Open University students

BRADLEY, S. (2009). The impact of netiquette on online group work: a study of UK Open University students. In: KALLIOINEN, O., (ed.) The learning by developing – new ways to learn 2009 conference proceedings. Laurea publications (D7). Espoo, Finland, Laurea University of Applied Sciences, 152-167.

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Abstract

This paper argues that the introduction of netiquette principles at the beginning of a wholly online course, followed by assessment of the application of the principles, influences the long term behaviour within task based group work. The research used a mixed qualitative methodological approach; three case studies, virtual ethnography and constructed grounded theory to develop the emergent themes of the study. The findings are based on rigorous analysis of online conference transcripts, continuous assessment and end of course assessment, together with post course interviews. The paper will examine the emergent findings observed during a series of online task based group activities.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: The Learning by Developing – New Ways to Learn 2009 Conference focussed on transformative teaching in higher education. It was held in Laurea Leppävaara Unit on February 12–13 2009.
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Quality Enhancement and Student Success
Depositing User: Sarah Ward
Date Deposited: 15 Apr 2010 15:47
Last Modified: 15 Apr 2010 15:47
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/1710

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