Socialization in the "Virtual Hallway": Instant Messaging in the Asynchronous Web-based Distance Education Classroom

Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/105972
Title:
Socialization in the "Virtual Hallway": Instant Messaging in the Asynchronous Web-based Distance Education Classroom
Author:
Nicholson, Scott
Citation:
Socialization in the "Virtual Hallway": Instant Messaging in the Asynchronous Web-based Distance Education Classroom 2002, 5(4):363-372 The Internet and Higher Education
Journal:
The Internet and Higher Education
Issue Date:
2002
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/105972
Submitted date:
2005-02-14
Abstract:
This research reports the findings from a survey that examined the differences in communication between students who used Instant Messenger (IM) services and those who did not in the same asynchronous distance education Web-based course. It was found that students who used IM services found it easier to communicate, felt a stronger sense of community, and had more venues for informal and social communication about not only class material, but also information about the school and their common degree program. In traditional classroom buildings, the common spaces such as hallways provide the venue for this informal communication; IM services can enhance the distance education environment by providing the â virtual hallwaysâ for students and instructors to meet.
Type:
Journal Article (Paginated)
Language:
en
Keywords:
Distributed Learning; Library and Information Science Education
Local subject classification:
Traditional classroom; Learning experience

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dc.contributor.authorNicholson, Scotten_US
dc.date.accessioned2005-02-14T00:00:01Z-
dc.date.available2010-06-18T23:37:34Z-
dc.date.issued2002en_US
dc.date.submitted2005-02-14en_US
dc.identifier.citationSocialization in the "Virtual Hallway": Instant Messaging in the Asynchronous Web-based Distance Education Classroom 2002, 5(4):363-372 The Internet and Higher Educationen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/105972-
dc.description.abstractThis research reports the findings from a survey that examined the differences in communication between students who used Instant Messenger (IM) services and those who did not in the same asynchronous distance education Web-based course. It was found that students who used IM services found it easier to communicate, felt a stronger sense of community, and had more venues for informal and social communication about not only class material, but also information about the school and their common degree program. In traditional classroom buildings, the common spaces such as hallways provide the venue for this informal communication; IM services can enhance the distance education environment by providing the â virtual hallwaysâ for students and instructors to meet.en_US
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectDistributed Learningen_US
dc.subjectLibrary and Information Science Educationen_US
dc.subject.otherTraditional classroomen_US
dc.subject.otherLearning experienceen_US
dc.titleSocialization in the "Virtual Hallway": Instant Messaging in the Asynchronous Web-based Distance Education Classroomen_US
dc.typeJournal Article (Paginated)en_US
dc.identifier.journalThe Internet and Higher Educationen_US
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