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Assessing interaction quality in Arabic online discussion forums

Zainuddin, Nurkhamimi (2011) Assessing interaction quality in Arabic online discussion forums. In: International Conference and Exhibition on Research in Islamic and Arabic Language Education, (ICERIALE 2011), 26-28 September 2011, Langkawi, Kedah. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

This paper reports on a study, based on an extensive review of current literature in related areas, as a way forward in looking at the assessment of quality in Arabic online discussion forums (AODF). The paper will assess the interaction quality in AODF based on the criteria introduced by Henri (1992), Newman et al. (1996) and Garrison et al. (2001). The study showed that interaction was effectively facilitated through the use of text-based forums, and that participants used the online interaction to build a learning community and to generate knowledge within the learning community. Results indicated that participants engaged primarily in processes related to “clarification and critical assessment”, and did not reach a satisfied stage of “critical discussions of contributions”. The main benefits of the proposed criteria are towards facilitators, as a way to assess learners’ online contributions, while students may use it to understand what is expected of them as participants in online discussion forums.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Full Paper)
Additional Information: 5913/5473
Uncontrolled Keywords: Arabic online discussion forums, AODF
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
P Language and Literature > PJ Semitic > PJ6001 Arabic
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Centre for Languages and Pre-University Academic Development (CELPAD) > Quranic Language Division
Depositing User: Nurkhamimi Zainuddin
Date Deposited: 10 Oct 2011 15:03
Last Modified: 22 Nov 2011 11:24
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/5473

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