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Who's Talking Online II: Revisiting Gender and Online Communications

Who's Talking Online II: Revisiting Gender and Online Communications
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Author(s): Taralynn Hartsell (University of Southern Mississippi, USA)
Copyright: 2007
Pages: 15
Source title: Integrating Information & Communications Technologies Into the Classroom
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Lawrence A. Tomei (Robert Morris University, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-258-9.ch003

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Abstract

This descriptive study investigated the association between gender and online communication that involved participants from two online graduate courses. The study implemented a descriptive model in that “student involvement” was assessed by tabulating and recording the quantity and quality of student activity in the discussion threads. Quantity was recorded by the amount of times students posted online comments and the number of words that women and men used to make their responses. In addition, quality was examined by reviewing the content that women and men made concerning topics under discussion. A difference between the genders was found in that the amount (quantity) women contributed to the discussions exceeded the men. Women were also more inclined to give supportive or encouraging remarks than men, and addressed their classmates by name to promote a sense of online community, all which support previous studies.

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